Technology International Incorporated 0f Virginia
Kuwait

National Industries Company (NIC), Safat, Kuwait

Evaluation and Selection of Computer Vendors

SUBCONTRACTOR: Science Applications, Inc., Ames, IA

STARTING DATE: July 1980

DURATION: 3 months

AMOUNT: $35,000

PROJECT MANAGER: Gary P. McLagan

OTHER KEY PERSONNEL:

On-Site: Gary P. McLagan - Richard E. Jarka - James F. Welch

Off-Site: Dr. Hang Y. Cho - Dr. Janet J. Turnage - Dr. Randy L. Hagenson - Dr. Abdo A. Husseiny - Dr. Terry E. Dix.

TECHNICAL MONITOR: Mr. Ali Al-Shuraidah, Computer Project Manager, NIC; Mr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Jerawi NIC, Kuwait

PUBLICATIONS/REPORTS

McLagan, Gary P.; Jarka, Richard E.; and Welch, James F. (October 1980).  Evaluation of Computer Vendors for the NICIS.  5 Volumes.

Summary

TII personnel performed evaluation of Vendor responses for Tender from NIC for a computer-based information system (NICIS).  All information contained within is NIC proprietary.  The evaluation of vendor responses was performed based upon qualitative and semi-quantitative evaluation of software and hardware, contractual examinations, financial considerations, and by application of the Multiattribute Utility Package (MAUP) developed by TII personnel.

The MAUP computerized package is especially tailored for evaluation of multiple proposals under conditions of uncertainty.  Selection of evaluation criteria and identification of attribute levels of measure were performed collectively by the NIC and SAI staffs involved.  Attribute, weighing average, and scaling factors for all attributes and subattributes were generated.  All procedures which were used in the development and application of the evaluation approach for selection of vendor(s) for the NICIS were documented together with all results.  The outcome of the evaluation was implemented in selection of the computer hardware and of the software vendors.

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