An in-depth analysis of e-procurement use in UK construction organisations

Eadie, Robert, Perera, Srinath and Heaney, George (2010) An in-depth analysis of e-procurement use in UK construction organisations. In: 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), 9 - 10 June 2011, Penn State University USA.

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Abstract

Eadie et al (2007) show that there are many advantages in the adoption of e-procurement within a construction organisation. However, its uptake within the construction industry has been inadequately researched. Martin (2003, 2008) investigated e-procurement use across quantity surveying organisations in United Kingdom. However, the picture is not complete as other disciplines within construction are not considered. This paper seeks to address this issue. Martin (2003, 2008) does not seek to identify the sizes or spend on procurement activities by those quantity surveying organisations who have adopted the use of e-procurement. This paper investigates the correlations between size, procurement spend and adoption of e-procurement.

A survey was conducted in two parts: the initial survey looked at 70 contractors in Northern Ireland which had carried out e-procurement. This was followed by the main survey, which contained a telephone survey followed by a web-based survey. The telephone survey of 775 organisations identified the amount of e-procurement in construction within the United Kingdom. This was followed by a web-based questionnaire survey of the identified organisations on e-procurement for construction based activities. These produced a breakdown of e-procurement use and spend on completion of pricing documentation across the construction industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Srinath Perera
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 10:39
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 05:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13014

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