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dc.contributor.authorRegan, M.
dc.contributor.authorLove, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSmith, J.
dc.identifier.citationRegan, M. and Love, P. and Smith, J. 2015. Public infrastructure procurement: A review of adversarial and non-adversarial contracting methods. Journal of Public Procurement. 15 (4): pp. 405-438.

© 2015 by PrAcademics Press. Adversarial contracting methods are used for most public infrastructure procurement and timely delivery on budget remains a problem. In the past 20 years, OECD countries have adopted a number of alternative procurement methods that are based on collaborative principles including public private partnerships, long-term outsourcing arrangements and relationship/alliance contracts. We review the theoretical principles that operate for both adversarial and collaborative contracting methods. We identify the characteristics of non-adversarial contracting methods such as the output specification, qualitative selection criteria, the alignment of incentives, discrete allocation of residual control rights, life cycle costing, and risk-weighted value for money measurement that are delivering better procurement outcomes for government.

dc.publisherPrAcademic Press
dc.titlePublic infrastructure procurement: A review of adversarial and non-adversarial contracting methods
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Public Procurement
curtin.departmentSchool of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME)
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