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A MODIFIED MCDM ALGORITHM WITH CUMULATIVE ENTROPY WEIGHTS FOR SELECTING THE WINNER OF THE TENDER

A. O. Matin and F. Misagh ()

Strategic decisions and risk management, 2019

Abstract: The aim of this research is to evaluate the proposed bids using impartial and entropy weights in a multi-criteria decision-making model. We use matrix data for hypothetical bidding involving nine criteria, with the presence of four domestic and two foreign contractors. Then, using cumulative entropy function, we estimate the entropy weights and use it in a multi-criteria decision-making model. The criteria of experience and knowledge in the field, good history and satisfaction in previous projects, financial and support capabilities, localization of the contractor, having the experience at the site of the project, availability and readiness of equipment and machines, the adequacy of technical staff, the work quality system, the efficient management and appropriate management system, creativity and innovation in similar tasks are the input variables of the decision model. After analyzing them, the proposals are prioritized through a multi-criteria decision-making model. The research findings include Shannon entropy and cumulative entropy-based weights for evaluation criteria and after applying the specific weight for the proposed quotation, the utility rate of each contractor is calculated. The results showed that the use of modified multi-dimensional decision-making method is more advantageous than traditional methods of evaluating bidding proposals in selecting the winner of a tender, and also using cumulative entropy weights in comparison with Shannon's leads to a more realistic choice of contractors.

Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.17747/2618-947X-2019-1-46-51

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