Accession Number : ADA140927

Title :   The Design of an Expert System for Contract Price Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. 15 Jul-30 Sep 83 on Phase 3,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Chandrasekaran,B ; Dillard,J ; Ramakrishna,K

PDF Url : ADA140927

Report Date : 30 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This report discusses the feasibility of designing an expert system for contract price analysis. It recommends an intelligent manual for base-level procurement be implemented. Also presented is a prototype design in the ZOG information management system. The system architecture and the organization of pricing knowledge in the system was determined by field investigations. The pricing task is a relatively small component of the total procurement task. This coupled with the distributed nature of the information needed for price analysis render the implementation of a more complex, self-contained expert system infeasible at the present time. Also discussed are implications for future research and the limitations of the proposed design. Several alternative designs are evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Contracts, *Procurement, Cost analysis, Prototypes, Management information systems, Costs, Decision making, Selection, Data bases

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE