Public procurement has annual sales of between 16 and 18 percent of the Swedish GDP. The ambition behind the procurement legislation is good, since it aims to increase the effectiveness of the internal free EU market and to avoid corruption.
However, there are some fundamental problems with the models normally used for evaluation of tenders and many bad contracts can be linked to the method of evaluating the bids. In essence, the shortcomings are:
i) Excessive precision required.
ii) Infeasible handling of qualitative values and statements.
iii) Poor management of value scales.
Preference’s solutions exploits sound analytical decision support that can be used for a better, more efficient, and more transparent procurement process.