Efficiency through eTendering
eTendering is increasingly being adopted throughout Australia and internationally as a way of maximising economic gain via the introduction of new information and communication technologies. In its simplest form, it is described as the electronic publishing, communicating, accessing, receiving and submitting of all tender-related information and documentation via the internet, thereby replacing the traditional paper-based tender processes resulting a more efficient and effective business process.
A critical need for this research was identified by the Queensland public sector partners to Construction Innovation, to evaluate the legal, security and risk issues relating to eTendering.
Research objectives addressed include:
- review of current standards and eTendering systems
- summary of legal requirements impacting upon eTendering
- analysis of the threats and requirements for any eTendering system
- identification of outstanding issues
- evaluation of possible eTendering architectures
- recommendations for eTendering systems.