Contractors’ Competitiveness Measurement in International Competitive Bid of Ethiopian Road Projects
Hanna Moges Dereje1, Wubishet Jekale Mengesha2
1Hanna Moges Dereje, Construction Technology and Management, Wachemo University, Hossana, Ethiopia.
2Wubishet Jekale Mengesha, Construction Technology and Management, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Manuscript received on 29 January 2023 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 February 2023 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 February 2023 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2023 | PP: 19-30 | Volume-9 Issue-6, February 2023 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijmh.F1575029623 | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.F1575.029623

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Abstract: The competitiveness of organizations and the development of competitive strategies have become important issues in the construction industry. Therefore, this research sought to create a statistical model framework to enhance domestic road contractors’ competitiveness when bidding for the International Competitive Bid in Ethiopia. This has been addressed by studying the challenges faced by domestic contractors in International competitive bids. The study considered structured questionnaires, interviews, and case studies for data. To measure the level of competitiveness a statistical model was generated based on factor analysis and multiple regression with the aid of software. It’s been found that challenges mainly on core competency, owner’s tough requirement, public construction policies, and etc. as critical factors which construction stakeholders need to give emphasis on.
Keywords: Competitiveness, Construction-Procurement, Domestic-Contractors.
Scope of the Article: General Management