Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Delivering best value in the small works portfolio of public sector organizations when using preferred contractors

Contents:

Author Info

  • Alan Griffith
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The use of preferred contractors through a partnering arrangement is a prominent method of relationship-based procurement. The approach is frequently applied to managing the small works portfolio of public authorities. While the apparent benefits to client organizations of employing preferred contractors are widely known, questions surrounding the timeliness, duration, risk, disruption, quality and cost of works in the public sector are often rightly asked. The process and practices involved in small works procurement and management are crucial to the successful management of a public authority’s portfolio and they are examined in this research with the support of three case studies. The findings highlight that: the characteristics of small works, which are of fundamental influence on their effective undertaking, are often misunderstood; the criteria describing successful small works are not well recognized; small works are sometimes inappropriately planned and undertaken inefficiently; and the worksite environment and local inhabitants are largely ignored when works are carried out. To improve the procurement and management of individual small works and the wider small works portfolio there must be better oversight practices during procurement and throughout works administration by public authorities and their contracted partners coupled with more effective management and onsite supervision by contractors.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/01446193.2011.617377
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Construction Management and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (August)
    Pages: 891-900

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:taf:conmgt:v:29:y:2011:i:9:p:891-900

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RCME20

    Order Information:
    Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/RCME20

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:conmgt:v:29:y:2011:i:9:p:891-900. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.