Procurement

Buyers are required to procure a wide range of services including IT, construction, marketing, travel, etc. As technology and techniques are continually improving, it has become increasingly more difficult—if not impossible...

By Majed Alzara, Mohammed Algahtany, Jacob S. Kashiwagi, Abdulrahman Al-Tassan, Dean Kashiwagi December 2017 Abstract Public projects in Saudi Arabia have faced performance issues. The primary procurement system used in Saudi Arabia (low-bid) does not consider the contractors’ performance. A case study conducted...

By Jorn Verweij, Dean Kashiwagi October 2016 Abstract The Best Value Approach (BVA) is a change in paradigm, replacing the non-experts decision making, management, direction, control (MDC) and thinking with the utilization of expertise. The best known BVA model is the Best Value...

By Jorn Verwey, Isaac Kashiwagi, Wim de Vries, Dean Kashiwagi December 2015 Abstract A challenge facing buyers in the delivery of innovative construction and facility services is to utilize expertise without increasing project risk. The traditional price-based Design-Bid-Build approach minimizes the utilization of...

By Marten M. Hillen, Sicco C. Santema December 2013 Abstract SMART formulation is an essential aspect of the Best Value philosophy to demonstrate performance, evaluate proposals and is required for the continuous improvements within organizations. Based on an evaluation of projects that have...

By Syed Nihas, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean T. Kashiwagi December 2013 Abstract In September of 2013 the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG) made its first entry into India to introduce the Best Value approach. The purpose of the entry was to identify if...

By Susan van Hes December 2013 Abstract Waterboard Noorderzijlvest has been searching for a way to realign their focus for a Fish Migration Facilities project in order to better meet program requirements. To achieve this goal, the Best Value method was identified as...