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.

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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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ID Code: 4112
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Competition, Tendering, Bidding, Code of Tendering, Tendering Abuses, Tendering Dysfunctions, Tendering Regulation
DOI: 10.1142/S160994510400005X
ISSN: 1609-9451
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 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:04

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