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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management Information Systems
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research