Root Cause Analysis of Encumbrances Faced by Indigenous Building Contractors during Bidding in Nigeria

Ebekoziena, Andrew and Chibuike Nwaole, Angeline Ngozika and Lawrence Ibeabuchi, Aginah (2017) Root Cause Analysis of Encumbrances Faced by Indigenous Building Contractors during Bidding in Nigeria. In: Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS) 2017. School of Social Sciences, USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 367-374. ISBN 9789671544013

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This paper intends to address one problem that is yet to be systematically examined. The focus is on the causal factors underlying the encumbrances faced by indigenous building contractors during bidding in Nigeria with a view to mitigating the hindrances and resultant effect of enhancing their business. To achieve this, data were collected via in-depth interviews and validated via secondary sources. Epistemology type of philosophical paradigm and random purposive sampling technique was adopted.Thematic analysis was adopted for the qualitative research and 2 themes were generated. Lagos State and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were the locations covered. The participants were key practitioners (management and senior staff in procurement/estimating/tendering/bidding/contract administration department) in the contracting firms interviewed. A total of 16 firms were interviewed, eight from small and medium firms respectively. From the findings, all the participants agree that inability to bid for many projects, size of the project, location of the project, type of project, limited available personnel, the competition environment, lack of construction fund availability, and uncertainty of getting the job were identified as the major challenges facing indigenous building contractors in bidding performance. The study identified the root cause of each of the challenges and recommended that contractors should formulate right strategic plans, develop professionalism and innovative business strategies. Also, there is the need for building contractors to invest in talented staff, advanced construction technology, among others.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
Koleksi Penganjuran Persidangan (Conference Collection) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
Depositing User: Puan Sukmawati Muhamad
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 08:29
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 08:29

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