Tag: e-tendering

Jun 01 2009

e-tendering still a minority pursuit

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Three-quarters of firms still post or email tenders to their clients, despite the fact that e-tendering can reduce their costs and streamline the overall tendering process, reports Construction News, citing a report released last week by BCIS, the building cost information service of the RICS. The BCIS survey (PDF available here) – reflecting responses from …

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Apr 03 2009

Building: the survival issue

This week’s issue of UK industry magazine, Building, has been dubbed the survival issue. After the usual gloomy news of more job losses and companies going bust, there are a series of features on topics like how to spot signs of recovery (not for some time yet, it seems), how to survive the recession, and …

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Feb 14 2009

A response to RICS on e-tendering

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In a comment article on the Building website, RICS E-tendering champion defends underused system, Peter Sell, chairman of the RICS E-tendering working party, responds to assertions that the RICS should not have ventured into the electronic tendering market (see my recent post RICSe-tendering.com hardly used – not ‘baffling’ – I also commented on the original …

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Jan 30 2009

RICSe-tendering.com hardly used – not ‘baffling’

Building today reports that the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors‘ e-tendering system has been used only 50 times in the 15 months since its launch. The institution is said to be ‘baffled’; its executive director Joe Martin remarks: “never underestimate the power of inertia.” Drivers Jonas partner Mike Cuthbert is scornful of the RICS becoming …

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Feb 27 2008

Delivering my first webinars

The flow of posts to this blog slowed slightly this week as I spent time preparing for, and then delivering two webinars for BIW Technologies [my employer]. The first of these online seminars related to use of online collaboration platforms to manage construction contract processes – particularly those associated with the New Engineering Contract (NEC); …

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