e-Tendering: Benefits, Challenges and Recommendations for Practice

Kajewski, Stephen L. & Weippert, Achim (2004) e-Tendering: Benefits, Challenges and Recommendations for Practice. In CRCCI International Conference: Clients Driving innovation, 25-27 October 2004, Surfers Paradise, Australia.

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The construction industry is categorised as being an information-intensive industry and described as one of the most important industries in any developed country, facing a period of rapid and unparalleled change (Industry Science Resources 1999) (Love P.E.D., Tucker S.N. et al. 1996). Project communications are becoming increasingly complex, with a growing need and fundamental drive to collaborate electronically at project level and beyond (Olesen K. and Myers M.D. 1999; Thorpe T. and Mead S. 2001; CITE 2003). Yet, the industry is also identified as having a considerable lack of knowledge and awareness about innovative information and communication technology (ICT) and web-based communication processes, systems and solutions which may prove beneficial in the procurement, delivery and life cycle of projects (NSW Government 1998; Kajewski S. and Weippert A. 2000).

The Internet has debatably revolutionised the way in which information is stored, exchanged and viewed, opening new avenues for business, which only a decade ago were deemed almost inconceivable (DCITA 1998; IIB 2002). In an attempt to put these ‘new avenues of business’ into perspective, this paper provides an overall ‘snapshot’ of current public and private construction industry sector opportunities and practices in the implementation and application of e-Tendering. This paper identifies the benefits and challenges to the adoption of e-Tender systems and considers future industry trends and recommendations.

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ID Code: 4056
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: construction, e, tender, information and communication technology, e, business, e, commerce
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 05 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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