A design of e-procurement infrastructure model for public service sector
Alsaffar, E., Sun, L. and Kabeil, M.M. (2009) A design of e-procurement infrastructure model for public service sector. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT 2009) , Beijing, China.
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Procurement is one of major business operations in public service sector. The advance of information and communication technology (ICT) pushes this business operation to increase its efficiency and foster collaborations between the organization and its suppliers. This leads to a shift from the traditional procurement transactions to an e-procurement paradigm. Such change impacts on business process, information management and decision making. E-procurement involves various stakeholders who engage in activities based on different social and cultural practices. Therefore, a design of e-procurement system may involve complex situations analysis. This paper describes an approach of using the problem articulation method to support such analysis. This approach is applied to a case study from UAE.