A successful SCADA project requires the creation of a biddable, constructable set of specifications and drawings that tell a contractor the work necessary to ensure the SCADA system meets the client’s requirements and expectations. Upon completion of the design, Timberline assists the owner in selection of an integrator who is best qualified to implement the design. Often, there are state and local regulations that dictate the integrator selection process. These processes are generally based on low bid or on technical merit, and Timberline has proven methodologies for implementing these processes.
However, where the owner has flexibility in the selection methodology, Timberline has applied a quantitative decision analysis process to select the integrator who will provide the best value to the client. This paper presents a selection methodology based on decision analysis techniques. This methodology promises to be fair to all bidders, sufficiently well documented to prevent, or at least withstand protest, and to result in selection of the bidder with the greatest likelihood of providing the best outcome.