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Virtual Tendering and Bidding in the Construction Sector

  • Simon Kerridge
  • Christos Halaris
  • Gregory Mentzas
  • Susan Kerridge
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1875)

Abstract

The tendering/bidding process is vital for companies in the construction sector. This sector includes a number of actors performing at each stage of the process three different roles (client, info provider, provider). Based on e-commerce technologies numerous systems have been developed, aiming at the electronic support of this process. A short review of those systems indicates that they mainly focus on providing information about tenders. However, they don’t cover much of the bidding process, where the formation of a virtual consortium is often required and the preparation of the final bidding document requires bids from subcontractors and suppliers. SupplyPoint is an innovative European-wide research and development effort partly funded by the European Commission under the ESPRIT Programme. The SupplyPoint system will support the whole tendering and bidding process, electronically providing - in addition to what existing systems provide - services for forming virtual consortia that bid for construction projects.

Keywords

Potential Partner Construction Sector Virtual Enterprise Bidding Process Common Object Request Broker Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Kerridge
    • 1
  • Christos Halaris
    • 2
  • Gregory Mentzas
    • 2
  • Susan Kerridge
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Electronic CommerceUniversity of SunderlandSunderlandUK
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensZografouGreece

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