Accession Number : ADA187192

Title :   An Examination of the Selection Criteria Used in the Architect-Engineer Selection Process of Air Force Base Civil Engineers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Tissi, Mark S

PDF Url : ADA187192

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This research examined the Air Force Civil Engineering process of selecting architectural-engineering firms (A-Es) for the procurement of facility design services. Sixty-two base civil engineers (BCEs) in 35 states provided their individual scoresheets indicating the specific criteria by which A-Es are evaluated and the range of possible scores for each criterion. Descriptive statistical methods were used to determine the criteria most commonly used by the BCEs and those which are most heavily weighted in the scoring process. The analysis included a comparison between the actual criteria used and the general categories of criteria outlined in Air Force Regulation (AFR) 88-31. Finally, the research used inferential statistical methods to identify differences in the application of selection criteria used by bases of differing major commands and geographic regions. The study's findings included a pictorial representation of the aggregated scoresheets in the form of an A-E evaluation sheet. The evaluation sheet contained the criteria identified as those most frequently assessed by BCEs and weighted in proportion to their importance as perceived by the BCEs.

Descriptors :   *ARCHITECTS, *ENGINEERS, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE, FACILITIES, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, PROCUREMENT, SCORING, SELECTION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL SELECTION, AIR FORCE FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE