ITcon Vol. 14, pg. 98-109, http://www.itcon.org/2009/10

Critical success factors for e-tendering implementation in construction collaborative environments: people and process issues

submitted:July 2008
revised:April 2009
published:May 2009
editor(s):Björk B-C
authors:Eric Choen Weng Lou
e.c.w.lou@salford.ac.uk
Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu),
University of Salford,
United Kingdom.

Mustafa Alshawi
m.a.alshawi@salford.ac.uk
Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu),
University of Salford,
United Kingdom.
summary:The construction industry is increasingly engulfed by globalisation where clients, business partners and customers are found in virtually every corner of the world. Communicating, reaching and supporting them are no longer optional but are imperative for continued business growth and success. A key component of enterprise communication reach is collaborative environments (for the construction industry) which allows customers, suppliers, partners and other project team members secure access to project information, products or services they need at any given moment. Implementation of the stated critical success factors of the project is essential to ensure optimal performance and benefits from the system to all parties involved. This paper presents critical success factors for the implementation of e-tendering in collaborative environments with particular considerations given to the people issues and process factors.
keywords:collaborative environments, e-tendering, construction, information technology (IT), people, process, critical success factors
full text: (PDF file, 0.35 MB)
citation:Choen Weng Lou E, Alshawi M (2009). Critical success factors for e-tendering implementation in construction collaborative environments: people and process issues, ITcon Vol. 14, pg. 98-109, http://www.itcon.org/2009/10