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A Study on Performance Analyses of Korea`s Bidding and Contract Systems for Public Construction Projects
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A Study on Performance Analyses of Korea`s Bidding and Contract Systems for Public Construction Projects
Beak, Seung-Ho; Kang, Tai-Kyung; Park, Wonyoung; Lee, Yoo-Sub;
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 Abstract
Bidding and contract systems are used for public construction projects to select contractors following fair competition principles and to execute national budgets effectively. Many challenges have arisen due to a lack of transparency and fairness and because bidding practices have been luck-based. Few comprehensive or comparative analyses have been conducted on the performance and limitations of bidding and contract systems, and empirical analyses designed to improve policies on and the practice of such systems are lacking. This study empirically analyzed current bidding and contract systems to seek ways of improving them. The study proposes several alternatives to resolve the problems with and irrationalities of the current system: 1) improving bidding and selection systems by changing them from a luck-based price competition into a technical merit- and value-based competition; 2) improving the assessment criteria to meet the current market level of bid and winning prices; 3) adjusting contractual responsibilities and sharing structures to meet the current trend; and 4) strengthening the competitiveness and expanding the social responsibility-based procurement systems of construction companies.
 Keywords
bidding and selection system;contract system;delivery method;public construction project;
 Language
English
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