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E-readiness of construction contract forms and e-tendering software

Eadie, Robert, Millar, Phillip, Perera, Srinath, Heaney, George and Barton, Gerald (2012) E-readiness of construction contract forms and e-tendering software. International Journal of Procurement Management, 5 (1). pp. 1-26. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2012.044151


Eadie et al. (2010a, 2010b) reported on a set of drivers and barriers to construction e-procurement which encompasses e-tendering. The study identified 20 drivers and 30 barriers to e-procurement. Legal issues were identified collectively as one of the most important barriers. Although Martin (2003, 2008) identified that the impact of e-procurement and e-tendering had not been as expected, he nevertheless indicated that e-tendering could improve the tender process. This paper reports on an investigation into the e-readiness of the four most popular forms of contract. It also considers the attempt of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to promote e-procurement software as a standard for the private sector of the construction industry. The paper concludes that the NEC Form of Contract is the most e-ready followed by the JCT 2005 Form of Contract. It also establishes that there is still a considerable gap in achieving industry standard e-procurement software solutions.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:construction contract forms; electronic procurement; e-procurement use; e-readiness; e-tendering; electronic tendering; tender process; forms of contract.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:20782
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:17 Jan 2012 12:44
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:01

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