A Review on the application of bills of quantities (BQ) in construction project procurement

Khairuddin Abdul Rashid, Puteri Nur Farah Naadia Mohd Fauzi, Sharina Farihah Hasan, Srazali Aripin, Azila Ahmad Sarkawi

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In Malaysia, Bills of Quantities (BQs) is widely used in project procurement. BQs, prepared by Quantity Surveyors, serve as one of the primary components of the tender and contract documents. However, in spite of its extensive use numerous questions were raised concerning the effectiveness of BQs in meeting the needs of project procurement. This paper provides a review of the BQs including its functions, types and critiques. The paper concludes with questions on the effectiveness of the BQs and whether the quantity surveying profession has moved
forward or is old issues and problems remained unattended.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Scientific Research and Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Business and Technology Management 2016 - Hatyai, Thailand
Duration: 22 Apr 201623 Apr 2016


  • Contract
  • Construction
  • tendering
  • Quantity Surveyor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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