“Pairwise Comparison is a technique that has often been raised during my many years supporting complex procurements with Commerce Decisions.
My exposure to Pairwise Comparison in UK/European markets has been limited to discussions, but recent hands on experience of its actual use in wider International markets has led to this paper.
Here, I look at the technique in more detail and compare it with more traditional scoring mechanism or weight setting approaches.
There are several papers and studies associated with the broader subject of Pairwise Comparison that go into great mathematical and theoretical detail.
I have provided a summary of the methodology, but this paper primarily focuses on the use of the method for two applications within a procurement tendering evaluation context.
Firstly, as a scoring mechanism to assist in the assessment stage of the tender evaluation and secondly as a weighting technique used at the development stage of the tender evaluation scheme prior to invitation…”
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