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
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 Ahmed Alofi, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi
Saudi Arabia (SA) has the largest construction market in the Middle East. However, the use of the traditional procurement system in SA has been identified as one of the causes for poor performance...
By Jorn Verweij, Dean Kashiwagi
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
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 Nguyen Luong Hai, Tsunemi WATANABE
The public procurement sector plays a vital role in the economic development in developing countries such as Vietnam. However, public procurement activities usually perform poorly. This situation can be attributed to ineffective procedures and...
By Brian Stone, Anthony Perrenoud, Kenneth Sullivan
This paper introduces a management model applied to rescue a failed digital documenting services contract involving a large multinational vendor, referred to as Vendor A (VA), a large university in the United States,...
By Marten M. Hillen, Sicco C. Santema
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
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
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...