e-Tendering readiness in construction: the posterior model

Moath Al Yahya*, Martin Skitmore, Adrian Bridge, Madhav Nepal, David Cattell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose: 

The purpose of this paper is to varied a conceptual model for e-Tendering readiness in any construction organisation prior of implementing e-Tendering system.

Design/methodology/approach: 

Based on conceptual model called e-Tendering readiness model (e-TRM), this paper empirically examines the e-TRM’s interactions and causal relationships between e-Tendering constructs and e-Tendering readiness. The paper uses the structural equation modelling technique to test the hypothesised positive inter-relationships. A questionnaire survey is conducted for respondents of construction organisations in Saudi Arabia to understand their current e-Tendering readiness and importance of e-Tendering variables. 

Findings: 

Supported by empirical evidence, this paper recognised that three out of nine constructs have direct influences on the e-Tendering readiness. However, one of the constructs, which is for the first time hypothesised and tested has the most effect. 

Research limitations/implications: 

Ultimately, the empirical test for the e-TRM is conducted in certain case (Saudi Arabia); however, the e-TRM needs to be tested in other case area for more verification. 

Practical implications: 

The study findings update previous information technology/information system models in construction by adding this tested model to the research literature on traditional and electronic tendering and the body of knowledge in the construction industry. 

Originality/value: 

The service providers construct is proposed and tested for the first time, which is necessary to support the successful e-Tendering implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-205
JournalConstruction Innovation
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2018

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