Table 2: Participant Suppliers Scoring Protocol.

Belief typeCritical for SOX compatibility.
Important for the quality of the process

SOX compatibility weight1
(needed and mandatory belief for SOX compatibility)

Quality weight0.5/2
(The 10 beliefs that compose the base knowledge do not have the same relevance in terms of quality over the Suppliers Selection Process. The SOX critical beliefs have a total relevance of 50% over the rest of beliefs. In this case there are 2 SOX critical beliefs and 8 non-SOX critical ones)

SOX compatibility valuationLogical boolean valuation with values true (t) or false (f)
(t) if this belief occurs in the facts base of the analyzed business case. That is to say, if several suppliers have been invited to participate in the Suppliers Selection Process and the selected supplier was not selected without keeping in mind other suppliers
(f) in rest of cases

Quality valuationValuation of the fact of the business case that corresponds to this belief inside the range [−10 (penalization), 10]
−10 (penalization) if a supplier has been selected without keeping in mind other suppliers
10 if several suppliers were invited to the Suppliers Selection Process