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dc.contributor.authorSanchez, A.
dc.contributor.authorLehtiranta, L.
dc.contributor.authorHampson, Keith D.
dc.contributor.authorKenley, R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:07:44Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:07:44Z
dc.date.created2015-06-07T20:00:38Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSanchez, A. and Lehtiranta, L. and Hampson, K.D. and Kenley, R. 2014. Evaluation framework for green procurement in road construction. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment. 3 (2): pp. 153-169.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/18420
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/SASBE-05-2013-0028
dc.description.abstract

Purpose – Most barriers and enablers of sustainable projects are related to procurement. The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for evaluating green procurement practices throughout the lifecycle of road construction projects and demonstrates its application through an Australian case study. Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on linking the phases of road construction with incentive mechanisms for proactively motivating behavioural change. A holistic view on utilised and potential incentives is attempted with a literature review and a state-of-practice review. The latter is based on interviews and 90 policy and procurement documents across five Australian states. Findings – An evaluation framework with seven procurement stages is suggested to describe current state green procurement incentives throughout the delivery lifecycle of road construction projects. The Australian case study was found to provide useful data to identify gaps and strong points of the different states regarding their level of integration of sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction elements in their procurement practices. This understanding was used to draw recommendations on future advancement of green procurement. Originality/value – Government entities across the globe can impact considerably the achievement of sustainability and GHG targets, by using their procurement practices and requirements to create incentives for contractors and suppliers to engage in more GHG conscious practices. The present study provides a systematic account of how green procurement practices can be underpinned using the Australian road construction industry as a case study, and distinguish between strong and weak links in the green procurement chain to draw recommendations for future initiatives.

dc.publisherEmerald
dc.subjectInfrastructure
dc.subjectCase study
dc.subjectProcurement
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectRoad construction
dc.titleEvaluation framework for green procurement in road construction
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume3
dcterms.source.number2
dcterms.source.startPage153
dcterms.source.endPage169
dcterms.source.issn2046-6099
dcterms.source.titleSmart and Sustainable Built Environment
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