A survey of the state of the art of e-te... [paper 2011/32]
ITcon Vol. 16, pg. 557-576, http://www.itcon.org/2011/32
A survey of the state of the art of e-tendering in nigeria
Olukayode S. Oyediran
SUMMARY:E-tendering is a veritable tool for increasing productivity and empowering construction industry professionals to take better control of the tendering process. However, despite the administrative and managerial benefits obtainable by the adoption of e-tendering, the challenges and associated risks are rife. Thus, this study set out to assess the state of the art of e-tendering in the Nigerian construction industry. Using a cross- sectional survey type of research design, data was sought from quantity surveyors, architects, engineers and contractors in the industry. The results of this survey report an elementary level of knowledge about e-tendering among Nigerian construction industry professionals. There is a general lack of basic facilities necessary for the process coupled with a low level of proficiency in its usage. Irregular power supply, financial implications of putting up e-tendering infrastructure and poor telecommunications infrastructure rank highest among factors Legal backing for electronic transactions in Nigeria is also deficient. Government effort at creation of better exchange portals and improvement of existing e-tendering portals was found to be inadequate. However, despite the ambivalent disposition of industry professionals towards e-tendering, the prospect of its adoption in the Nigerian construction industry by construction industry professionals is still high as evidenced by the results of this research.
KEYWORDS: e-tendering, facilities, proficiency, industry professionals
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Olukayode S. Oyediran, Adeyemi A. Akintola (2011) A survey of the state of the art of e-tendering in nigeria, ITcon Vol. 16, pg. 557-576, http://www.itcon.org/2011/32