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

Robert Eadie, Srinath Perera, George Heaney

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

5 Downloads (Pure)

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) - Penn State University USA
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)
Period1/01/10 → …

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An in-depth analysis of e-procurement use in UK construction organisations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this