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Hochstetter, J., Cachero, C., Cares, C. and Sepúlveda, S. (2012) Call for Tenders Challenges in Practice: A Field Study. Proceedings of the XV Congreso Iberoamericano en “Software Engineering” (CIbSE’12), Buenos Aires, 24-27 April 2012.

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  • TITLE: Computer Aided Call for Tenders: A Tool for Software Bidding

    AUTHORS: Jorge Hochstetter, Carlos Cares

    KEYWORDS: Call for Tenders, Software Bidding, Requirements Specifications, Software Outsourcing

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol.7 No.7, June 11, 2014

    ABSTRACT: Under a broad comprehension of Software Engineering, it is preferred the term software life cycle instead of just software production. The reason is that cycle starts at software conception and stops when the software is relegated. Given contemporary companies’ market strategies of focusing on their competitive advantages, most of them have externalized their software production to outsourced services. Therefore, the call for software tenders has become a common step in the software life cycle. In this paper, we present a tool which aids non-experts to specify call for software tenders. The motivation was Chile situation of most of rural and semi-urban city halls which do not have engineering teams to build call for software tenders. We describe the problem in terms of lack of competitiveness and empty biddings generated by low quality calls for tenders. As a second step, we show the technical considerations to develop the proposed tool and its features. We include an initial tool perception from a first group of users.