Computer Aquisition for the Small Contractor

by Vera D. Dunder, (A.M.ASCE), Civil Engineer; Struct. Mechanics Div., Sandia Labs., Livermore, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 2, Pg. 173-184

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper provides a brief background of computer applications in construction and outlines the procurement process, for small to medium firms including decision criteria, request for proposal, vendor solicitation, guarantees and proposal evaluations. Some pitfalls to avoid are also noted.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Contractors and subcontractors | Computer software | Construction companies | Procurement

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