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E-tender application and its implication to Malaysian construction industry

By Saiful Hadi Mastor and Anim Zalina Azizan

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The advent of globalization, increased local and international competition and the need to improve the profitability of Construction Company has resulted internet technology becoming a major focus in the construction industry. The used of internet technology in construction industry is being said to have many advantages including speed, real-time data input and availability, centrally located applications, database and documents; definable user accessibility and increased uptime. Among crucial business application is using the internet technology as a method of tendering for business-to-business, which is also known as Electronic Tendering (e-Tender). It is a relatively simple technical solution based around secure e-mail and electronic document management. It involve uploading tender document on to a secure a website with secure login, authentication and viewing rules. E-tendering offers an opportunity for automating most of the tendering process: from help with preparing the tender specification; advertising; tender aggregation; to the evaluation and placing of the contract. Throughout this paper, the practice of e-Tender system in Malaysia, the challenges and the impact of adopting e-Tender will be discussed. As this is a conceptual paper, the findings could contribute much in expanding construction industries’ motivation to embark on e-Tender endeavor

Topics: HD2321-4731 Industry
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.uthm.edu.my:2770
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