Evaluation of bidding processes for hiring offshore support vessels using data envelopment analysis models

Avaliação de processos licitatórios de embarcações de apoio marítimo offshore com utilização de análise envoltória de dados

This paper proposes the use of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models in bidding processes for hiring offshore support vessels type PSV (Platform Supply Vessel) for Petrobras. The relevance of the work lies in taking into account economical and technical variables as an alternative to the current process of hiring, which selects the bid with the lowest price. The choice of the lowest bid can generate extra costs over time, because it does not take into account technical aspects in the evaluation of competing proposals. The authors use the CCR DEA model to evaluate the competing proposals using also the inverted frontier technique. The advantage of this approach is that technical and economic aspects are taking into account and this is done without any value judgement from the decision maker. The results show that the best bid is the HW vessel (only one with maximum efficiency) then the vessel LT. Also, the authors compare the results of the DEA proposed approach with a real bidding process.

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    • Abstract used with permission of the Brazilian Transportation Planning Society (BTPS)
  • Authors:
    • Maciel, Gustavo da Silva
    • Lima, Gilson Brito Alves
    • Meza, Lidia Angulo
    • Gomes, Silvio Figueiredo
  • Publication Date: 2014-10


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  • Accession Number: 01531670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2014 2:34PM