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A Study of the Contracting and Procurement Process for Cots Software Projects

Mansoor A.A. A’ali, Seema A. Al Mahmood and Ala Al-Zobaidie

Abstract

The subject of contracting and procurement in relation to COTS software projects has not been well studied. This study discusses issues related to contracting and procurement process in COTS (Commercial Of The Shelf) software acquisition projects. The research is based on the analysis of three case studies of major COTS projects in Bahrain. Based on the case studies analysis and the literature review, we present a solution in the form of a "contracting and procurement" guidelines to be adopted in the Contracting and Procurement Process of COTS software systems.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 3 No. 3, 2007, 180-185

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2007.180.185

Submitted On: 27 November 2006 Published On: 31 March 2007

How to Cite: A’ali, M. A., Al Mahmood, S. A. & Al-Zobaidie, A. (2007). A Study of the Contracting and Procurement Process for Cots Software Projects. Journal of Computer Science, 3(3), 180-185. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2007.180.185

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Keywords

  • Software engineering
  • software requirements
  • cooperative work support