Open Science Research Excellence

Open Science Index

Commenced in January 2007 Frequency: Monthly Edition: International Publications Count: 29284


Select areas to restrict search in scientific publication database:
10000762
Barriers to Competitive Tenders in Building Conservation Works
Abstract:
Conservation works in Malaysia that is procured by public organisation usually follow the traditional approach where the works are tendered based on Bills of Quantities (BQ). One of the purposes of tendering is to enable the selection of a competent contractor that offers a competitive price. While competency of the contractors are assessed by their technical knowledge, experience and track records, the assessment of pricing will be dependent on the tender amount. However, the issue currently faced by the conservation works sector is the difficulty in assessing the competitiveness and reasonableness of the tender amount due to the high variance between the tenders amount. Thus, this paper discusses the factors that cause difficulty to the tenderers in pricing competitively in a bidding exercise for conservation tenders. Data on tendering is collected from interviews with conservation works contractors to gain in-depth understanding of the barriers faced in pricing tenders of conservation works. Findings from the study lent support to the contention that the variance of tender amount is very high amongst tenderers. The factors identified in the survey are the format of BQ, hidden works, experience and labour and material costs.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

References:

[1] H. N. Ahuja, and W.J. Campbell, Estimating: From Concept to Completion. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1988.
[2] D. T. Beeston, Statistical Methods for Building Price Data. London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1983.
[3] J. I.W. Bentley, Construction Tendering and Estimating. London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1987.
[4] P.S. Brandon, Building Cost Techniques: New Direction. New York: E&F.N. Spon, 1982.
[5] V. Braun and V. Clarke, “Using thematic analysis in psychology,” Qualitative Research in Psychology, vol. 3(2), pp.77-101, 2006.
[6] R. D. Buchan, F.W. E. Fleming, and F.E.K. Grant, Estimating for Builders & Surveyors. 2nd ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
[7] D.S. Drew and M.S. Skitmore, “Competitiveness in bidding: A consultant’s perspective,” Construction Management and Economics, vol 10(3), pp.227-247, 1992.
[8] D.S. Drew and M.S. Skitmore, “The effect of contract type and size on competitiveness in bidding,” Construction Management and Economics, vol 15(5), pp.469-489, 1997.
[9] C. O. Egbu, 'Perceived Degree of Difficulty of Management Tasks in Construction Refurbishment Work', Building Research and Information, vol. 23, pp. 340-44, 1995.
[10] M. Evamy, “A weighty matter of substance,” Contract Journal, pp. 24- 25, Sept. 1988.
[11] B. Fine, “Tendering strategy,” in Aspects of the Economics of Construction. Turin D.A., Ed. London: Goodwin, 1975, pp. 203-21
[12] S. Kvale, Interviews. An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing. California: SAGE Publications Inc., 1996.
[13] S. Kvale & S. Brinkmann, Interviews. Learning the craft of qualitative research interviewing. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications Inc., 2009.
[14] L.K. Quah, 'Comparative Variability in Tender Bids for Refurbishment and New Build Work', Construction management and Economics, vol. 10, pp. 263-69, 1992.
[15] CC Lee, and CO Egbu, “The Development of a Methodology to Match the Client's Project Requirements with the Knowledge of the Project Team in Refurbishment Projects”, in COBRA, London, 2006.
[16] Q.Y. Lee and Y.L. Lim, “Preparation of Tender for Building Conservation work: current practices in Malaysia,” International Journal of Human and Social Sciences, vol. 5 (3), pp. 140-45, 2010
[17] M. Skitmore, 'Why Do Tenders Vary?', The Chartered Quantity Surveyor , pp. 128-29, 1981.
[18] R.M. Skitmore, “A bidding model,” in Building Cost Techniques: New Directions. P.S. Brandon, Ed. London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1982, pp. 278- 89.
[19] R.M. Skitmore, Contract Bidding in Construction. Harlow: Longman, 1989.
[20] R.C. Smith, Estimating and Tendering for Building Work. Longman London, 1986.
[21] P.A. Stone, Building Economy. Oxford: Pergamon Press,1983
[22] A. Strauss and J. Corbin, Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory. California: Sage, 1998.
[23] A. Upson, Financial Management for Contractors. Oxford: BSP Professional Books, 1987.
Vol:13 No:02 2019Vol:13 No:01 2019
Vol:12 No:12 2018Vol:12 No:11 2018Vol:12 No:10 2018Vol:12 No:09 2018Vol:12 No:08 2018Vol:12 No:07 2018Vol:12 No:06 2018Vol:12 No:05 2018Vol:12 No:04 2018Vol:12 No:03 2018Vol:12 No:02 2018Vol:12 No:01 2018
Vol:11 No:12 2017Vol:11 No:11 2017Vol:11 No:10 2017Vol:11 No:09 2017Vol:11 No:08 2017Vol:11 No:07 2017Vol:11 No:06 2017Vol:11 No:05 2017Vol:11 No:04 2017Vol:11 No:03 2017Vol:11 No:02 2017Vol:11 No:01 2017
Vol:10 No:12 2016Vol:10 No:11 2016Vol:10 No:10 2016Vol:10 No:09 2016Vol:10 No:08 2016Vol:10 No:07 2016Vol:10 No:06 2016Vol:10 No:05 2016Vol:10 No:04 2016Vol:10 No:03 2016Vol:10 No:02 2016Vol:10 No:01 2016
Vol:9 No:12 2015Vol:9 No:11 2015Vol:9 No:10 2015Vol:9 No:09 2015Vol:9 No:08 2015Vol:9 No:07 2015Vol:9 No:06 2015Vol:9 No:05 2015Vol:9 No:04 2015Vol:9 No:03 2015Vol:9 No:02 2015Vol:9 No:01 2015
Vol:8 No:12 2014Vol:8 No:11 2014Vol:8 No:10 2014Vol:8 No:09 2014Vol:8 No:08 2014Vol:8 No:07 2014Vol:8 No:06 2014Vol:8 No:05 2014Vol:8 No:04 2014Vol:8 No:03 2014Vol:8 No:02 2014Vol:8 No:01 2014
Vol:7 No:12 2013Vol:7 No:11 2013Vol:7 No:10 2013Vol:7 No:09 2013Vol:7 No:08 2013Vol:7 No:07 2013Vol:7 No:06 2013Vol:7 No:05 2013Vol:7 No:04 2013Vol:7 No:03 2013Vol:7 No:02 2013Vol:7 No:01 2013
Vol:6 No:12 2012Vol:6 No:11 2012Vol:6 No:10 2012Vol:6 No:09 2012Vol:6 No:08 2012Vol:6 No:07 2012Vol:6 No:06 2012Vol:6 No:05 2012Vol:6 No:04 2012Vol:6 No:03 2012Vol:6 No:02 2012Vol:6 No:01 2012
Vol:5 No:12 2011Vol:5 No:11 2011Vol:5 No:10 2011Vol:5 No:09 2011Vol:5 No:08 2011Vol:5 No:07 2011Vol:5 No:06 2011Vol:5 No:05 2011Vol:5 No:04 2011Vol:5 No:03 2011Vol:5 No:02 2011Vol:5 No:01 2011
Vol:4 No:12 2010Vol:4 No:11 2010Vol:4 No:10 2010Vol:4 No:09 2010Vol:4 No:08 2010Vol:4 No:07 2010Vol:4 No:06 2010Vol:4 No:05 2010Vol:4 No:04 2010Vol:4 No:03 2010Vol:4 No:02 2010Vol:4 No:01 2010
Vol:3 No:12 2009Vol:3 No:11 2009Vol:3 No:10 2009Vol:3 No:09 2009Vol:3 No:08 2009Vol:3 No:07 2009Vol:3 No:06 2009Vol:3 No:05 2009Vol:3 No:04 2009Vol:3 No:03 2009Vol:3 No:02 2009Vol:3 No:01 2009
Vol:2 No:12 2008Vol:2 No:11 2008Vol:2 No:10 2008Vol:2 No:09 2008Vol:2 No:08 2008Vol:2 No:07 2008Vol:2 No:06 2008Vol:2 No:05 2008Vol:2 No:04 2008Vol:2 No:03 2008Vol:2 No:02 2008Vol:2 No:01 2008
Vol:1 No:12 2007Vol:1 No:11 2007Vol:1 No:10 2007Vol:1 No:09 2007Vol:1 No:08 2007Vol:1 No:07 2007Vol:1 No:06 2007Vol:1 No:05 2007Vol:1 No:04 2007Vol:1 No:03 2007Vol:1 No:02 2007Vol:1 No:01 2007