Assessment of Electronic Procurement Practices on Project Delivery, Case Study of Selected Construction Companies in Oyo State

Authors(3) :-Aladeojebi Oluwatosin Isaiah, David Love Opeyemi, Akinyele Samuel Tolamise

This study investigated the use of e-Procurement in selected construction firms in Oyo state, Nigeria. The data were derived using a well-structured questionnaire survey involving 104 respondents. Descriptive statistical and correlation analyses were used to analyze the data. Findings show that the use of electronic procurement in the selected construction firms for carrying out procurement function is high with majority of the professionals affirming the use of the system, the four categories of e-Procurement used were e-mail, static websites, web.2.0 technologies and portals that have capabilities of supporting the execution of functions limited to intra and inter firm communication and exchange of project information and data. Consequently, between 84 percent and 76 percent of the respondents used these e-Procurement technologies for communication of information, exchange of bill of quantities, project reports, CAD drawings and project specifications. Consequently, factors with the highest positive impacts on the use of these technologies in the firms were the speed of transactions, lower transaction cost and ease of use. The study implies that the selected construction firms in Oyo state Nigeria predominantly use e-mails and websites to support the execution of pre-award phase of construction procurement. Finding also shows that there is positive relationship between e-Procurement (e-Notifying, e-Exchange, and e-Submission of bid) and Project delivery. The study suggests that to accelerate the rate of uptake of e-Procurement and maximize its benefits in the Nigerian construction industry, there is a need to improve the quality and quantity of ICT infrastructure across the country; and to embark on aggressive enlightenment campaigns, training and skill development programs in the use of e-Procurement in the construction industry in this country.

Authors and Affiliations

Aladeojebi Oluwatosin Isaiah
Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
David Love Opeyemi
Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
Akinyele Samuel Tolamise
Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Procurement, Construction, Construction Companies, Project Delivery, ICT.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 257-266
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET21841115
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Aladeojebi Oluwatosin Isaiah, David Love Opeyemi, Akinyele Samuel Tolamise, " Assessment of Electronic Procurement Practices on Project Delivery, Case Study of Selected Construction Companies in Oyo State, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.257-266, November-December-2018. Available at doi : https://doi.org/10.32628/IJSRSET21841115
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET21841115

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