THE IMPACT OF WRONG SELECTION OF CONTRACTORS ON PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA
ADENAIYA, O. A. AND 2BASHIR, K. T., Volume 4 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 77-84, Published: 2021-10-10
The construction industry occupies a focal position in the economy of any nation, hence its contribution to the development process cannot be over emphasised. Construction work quality is quite often compromised, due to the use of sentiment either religious tribal, political, political interest, etc in awarding contract. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact contractor selection process on the performance of Nigerian construction industry with the objectives of examining how well the roles of consultants are effectively played in the selection process and also to establish whether the contractor selected for the award is always the competent contractor. A total of fifty (50) questionnaires were distributed among various categories of construction personnel. The data collected were analyzed with the use of Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS), inferential statistics were performed on the data collected from the project. The analysis revealed that wrong selection of contractor for a contract will lead to increased number of claims, abandonment, low productivity poor quality of work, delay, cost and time over-run as well as it contract dispute was further revealed that other initial criteria were being ignored during the selection process such as tender price, contractor’s relevant experience, workmanship standard, contractors past performance, safety requirement, contractor’s organization, contractor’s financial strength and construction period. The study concluded that the selection process produces a competent and reliable contractor, the contractor positive impacts on construction delivery project, contractor’s claim performance should be investigated, competition between contractors to enhance good selection of contractors The study recommended among other things that the construction industry should promote tendering transparency and accountability in project procurement.