Client abuses of the competitive tendering system: Some general principles and a case study

Michael Williamson*, Owen Wilson, Martin Skitmore, Goran Runeson

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Abstract

What constitutes unacceptable client behaviour in competitive tendering is considered based on theoretical, legislative and moral considerations. A range of malpractices is then identified through the examination of reported abuses. Finally, a case study is presented which illustrates some of these practices and the difficulties faced by those affected in offering resistance. It is suggested that a practical solution may found by requiring clients to make a more direct contribution to tenderers' costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-73
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Construction Research
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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