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Determining winner in multi-attribute procurement auction: a method based on technical and business experts’ evaluation information

Guangxin Gao1, Zhiping Fan1,2, and Yang Liu1   

  1. 1. Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences, School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110167, China;
    2. State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
  • Online:2015-12-25 Published:2010-01-03


A method for solving the winner determination problem(WDP) in multi-attribute procurement auctions is proposed, basedon technical and business experts’ evaluation information. Firstly,on the background of procurements in China, a multi-attribute procurementauction mechanism is presented, where technical andbusiness experts participate in the bid evaluation. Then, the conceptof TOPSIS is used to determine the positive and negativeideal points of the WDP according to bid prices, the technical andbusiness experts’ evaluation information. Further, the closenesscoefficient of each bidder (candidate supplier) is obtained by calculatingthe distances to the positive and negative ideal points. Thus,the winning supplier can be determined according to the closenesscoefficients. Finally, a numerical example is used to illustrate theuse of the proposed method.