Review of international procurement procedures

CRC Construction Innovation (2006) Review of international procurement procedures. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane.


Contractor selection is a crucial element in construction procurement (Drew & Skitmore 1993, p. 363). Contractors are selected through the tender process, which varies according to country, state and contracting organisation and is subject to individual differences. This paper reviews a range of international tender processes, highlighting the ethical features that govern these guidelines. The paper is part of a project to develop ethical guidelines for procurement for major contracting authorities. By reviewing tender guidelines we are able to gain an indication of the type of ethical standards reserved for procurement. The need for good business ethics in the tender process stems from the belief that ‘good ethical practice’ is critical in meeting organisational goals (Vee & Skitmore 2003, p. 125). Hence, an ethical tender process will select ethical contractors who are viewed as beneficial to the contracting authority.

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ID Code: 26949
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2002-062-A : Ethical Construction Procurement
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
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