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Improving the Tendering Process: A Construction Organization Perspective

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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-311-9.ch003
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Salleh, Hafez. "Improving the Tendering Process: A Construction Organization Perspective." Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment. IGI Global, 2012. 52-83. Web. 22 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-311-9.ch003

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Salleh, H. (2012). Improving the Tendering Process: A Construction Organization Perspective. In M. Alshawi, & M. Arif (Eds.) Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment (pp. 52-83). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-311-9.ch003

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Salleh, Hafez. "Improving the Tendering Process: A Construction Organization Perspective." In Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment, ed. Mustafa Alshawi and Mohammed Arif, 52-83 (2012), accessed October 22, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-311-9.ch003

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Abstract

Construction sector is unique in a way because more than 90% companies are Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME). This chapter presents a case study of a construction company with past and current projects valued up to £15 million, and has completed a number of construction projects both in private and the public sectors including housing, commerce, leisure, health, education, retail, et cetera. The company operates out of multiple locations and decided to improve the tendering process using a new IT system. On applying the IT readiness model it was found that almost all the attributes identified were not at lower level 1. The practice achieved maturity in three areas – skills and leadership are identified at level 5, and roles & responsibility were identified at the top of the level.
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Organization C is a construction company with past and current projects valued up to £15 million, and has completed a number of construction projects both in private and the public sectors including housing, commerce, leisure, health, education, retail, etc. Organization C’s headquarters are located in England with a turnover reaching £370 million. Organization C is one division of its main building company. The general structure of the main building group is shown in Figure 1, and consists of one head office and six branches as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 1.

General structure of The Main Building Group

Figure 2.

Organization C’s offices

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Table of Contents
Preface
Mustafa Alshawi, Mohammed Arif
Chapter 1
Mustafa Alshawi, Hafez Salleh
This chapter explains the concept of an IT/IS readiness maturity model including particular requirements in terms of four domains, embracing nine... Sample PDF
IT/IS Readiness Maturity Model
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Chapter 2
Eric Lou, Hafez Salleh
Higher education sector is notorious for lagging behind the industrial sector in the application of IT/IS systems and infrastructure. This chapter... Sample PDF
Readiness in Systems Implementation: Lessons from the Higher Education Sector
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Chapter 3
Hafez Salleh
Construction sector is unique in a way because more than 90% companies are Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME). This chapter presents a case... Sample PDF
Improving the Tendering Process: A Construction Organization Perspective
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Chapter 4
Hafez Salleh, Eric Lou
This chapter provides the IT readiness assessment for before and after scenarios of IT systems implementation in a construction consultancy company... Sample PDF
Building for the Future: Systems Implementation in a Construction Organization
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Chapter 5
Yasser Al Saleh, Eric Lou
This chapter presents the case of a bank that was established in late 1973 by an initiative from the Government, as a joint venture between the... Sample PDF
Banking for the Future: Starting Anew
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Chapter 6
Yasser Al Saleh, Mohammed Arif
This case study revolves around a governmental public service institution, which receives public and government money that it invests. There were... Sample PDF
E-Readiness in Governmental Public Service Institution: Lessons Learnt
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Chapter 7
David Rehak, Monika Grasseova
The chapter is focused mainly on assessing the factors of the external environment in the area of security of information systems in the... Sample PDF
The Ways of Assessing the Security of Organization Information Systems through SWOT Analysis
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Chapter 8
John Effah, Ben Light
The purpose of this study is to understand a small e-support firm’s response to the local e-readiness and the global e-business environment in a... Sample PDF
An E-Support Firm’s Response to Local E-Readiness and the Global E-Business Environment
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Chapter 9
Vian Ahmed, Aisha Abuelmaatti
Collaborative environments have been evolving and effectively employed in large organisations and are believed to have high potential for Small and... Sample PDF
The Use of Collaborative Technologies within SMEs in Construction: Case Study Approach
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Chapter 10
Ayman Altameem, Mohamed Zairi
This study is an attempt to bridge the gap in the existing literature by exploring the critical factors that affect IT adoption through a... Sample PDF
E-Readiness in IT/IS Implementation: A Benchmarking Analysis Based on 100 Case Studies
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Chapter 11
Masoud Mohammadian, Ric Jentzsch
IT management processes have been growing as the development of modern IT systems has grown. These are often complex with multiple interdependencies... Sample PDF
Intelligent Decision Making and Risk Analysis for IT Management Processes
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