Procurement selection in the public sector : a tale of two states.
Love, Peter E.D., Davis, Peter, Baccarini, David , Wilson, Geoff , & Lopez, Robert (2008) Procurement selection in the public sector : a tale of two states. In Clients Driving Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation Conference, 12-14 March, 2008 , Gold Coast, Australia.
The decision as to which procurement system to adopt is a complex and challenging task for clients of construction projects. Despite a plethora of tools and techniques available for selecting a procurement method, clients are still uncertain about what method to adopt for a given construction project to achieve success. This paper examines ‘how and why’ procurement methods are selected by public sector clients in Queensland (QLD) and Western Australia (WA). Findings from workshops with senior managers in procurement selection revealed that traditional lump sum methods (TLS) are preferred even though alternative forms could be better suited for a given project. Participants of the workshops agreed that alternative procurement forms should be considered for projects but an embedded culture of uncertainty avoidance meant the selection of TLS methods. It was perceived that only a limited number of contractors operating in the marketplace have the resources and experience to deliver projects using the non-traditional methods.
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|Keywords:||CRC for Construction Innovation, Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets , Project 2006-034-C : Procurement method Toolkit|
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