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Public infrastructure procurement: A review of adversarial and non-adversarial contracting methods
Journal of Public Procurement
  • Michael Regan, Bond University
  • Peter Love, Curtin University
  • Jim Smith, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2015
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Journal Article
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Regan, M., Love, P.E.D., & Smith, J. (2015). Public infrastructure procurement: A review of adversarial and non-adversarial contracting methods. Journal of Public Procurement, 15(4), 405-438.

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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.

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Michael Regan, Peter Love and Jim Smith. "Public infrastructure procurement: A review of adversarial and non-adversarial contracting methods" Journal of Public Procurement Vol. 15 Iss. 4 (2015) p. 405 - 438 ISSN: 1535-0118
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_regan/52/