Client abuses of the competitive tendering system : some general principles and a case study
Williamson, Michael, Wilson, Owen D., Skitmore, Martin, & Runeson, Goran (2004) Client abuses of the competitive tendering system : some general principles and a case study. Journal of Construction Research, 5(1), pp. 61-74.
What constitutes unacceptable client behaviour in competitive tendering is considered based on theoretical, legislative and moral considerations. A range of malpractices is then identified through the examination of reported abuses. Finally, a case study is presented which illustrates some of these practices and the difficulties faced by those affected in offering resistance. It is suggested that a practical solution may found by requiring clients to make a more direct contribution to tenderers costs.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Competition, Tendering, Bidding, Code of Tendering, Tendering Abuses, Tendering Dysfunctions, Tendering Regulation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 World Scientific|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||22 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:04|
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