Optimum Bid Estimation on Fixed Cost Contracts

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The paper presents a competitive bidding model which can be readily implemented in a competitive bidding environment within the construction industry. A method of obtaining a fast and accurate approximation of the optimum bid for a class of bidding problems is developed. The Newton Approximation Method is employed in approximating the root of an equation which maximizes the expected monetary value of a contract. A bidding chart and an example application of the technique are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-956
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing

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