Procurement Decision Support for the Portuguese MoD: The MACBETH Approach and the Acquisition of 8x8 AWV
TECHNICAL UNIV OF LISBON (PORTUGAL)
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Since 2003, the Portuguese Ministry of Defense MoD has been using the MACBETH multicriteria approach in several evaluation processes for the acquisition of military equipment. This paper describes the first application case the acquisition of 8x8 Armored Wheeled Vehicles to equip the Army and the Navy Marines, which contract was recently signed. This Tender was conducted by the National Armaments Directorate in cooperation with the Army and the Navy. The process last almost two years and involved on a first stage, the revision and harmonization of the Services requirements, and the issuing of the Tender Program and of the Technical Specifications the process proceeded with the initial proposals analysis, the performance of tests in Portugal and abroad, and the negotiation meetings the final stage of the Tender comprehended the admission and evaluation of the Best and Final Offers, and finally the award of the contract to the globally most attractive proposal. Tenders Evaluation Regulation was based on the MACBETH Measuring Attractiveness by a Categorical Based Evaluation Technique methodology, previously adopted on large national and international tender procedures, that proved to be a flexible, consistent and robust decision support tool.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Combat Vehicles