Competitiveness in bidding: a consultant's perspective

Drew, Derek S. & Skitmore, Martin (1992) Competitiveness in bidding: a consultant's perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 10(3), pp. 227-247.

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This paper examines the relationship between the competitiveness of contract bids entered by individual bidders through the variables of bidder size, contract value and project type. The analysis indicates that, in terms of competitiveness, there is a relationship between the size of bidder and size of contract. This concurs with previous work in the field. Bidders having competitiveness affinities towards particular types of projects, although apparent, appear to be weaker for the private sector than found in previous work concerning the public sector.

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ID Code: 4417
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bidding performance, competitive bidding, bid variability
ISSN: 1466-433X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1992 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Construction Management and Economics 10(3):pp. 227-247.
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:55

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