Optimal number of tenders in practice

G.J. Heijboer, L. de Boer

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    In this paper we consider what is the current practice when a purchaser has to decide on the number of bids he wants to receive in a tender procedure. Furthermore we look to what extent a formal model, the so-called ETQ-model, together with a DSS can be useful in facilitating and improving that decision. The validity of the model assumptions is analyzed with empirical evidence from over thirty cases. Furthermore, a few interviews were conducted with tactical purchasers to gain insight into the practical applicability of the model and the DSS and identify specific directions for further improvement.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Annual IPSERA Conference, 8-11 April 2001, Jonkoping, Sweden
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event10th Annual IPSERA Conference 2001 - Jönköping, Sweden
    Duration: 8 Apr 200111 Apr 2001
    Conference number: 10


    Conference10th Annual IPSERA Conference 2001


    • METIS-202145
    • IR-42584

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