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Framework for Structuring Procurement Contracts

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  • Borg, Lena

    () (Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, Royal Institute of Technology)

  • Lind, Hans

    () (Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, Royal Institute of Technology)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to propose a new structure for classifying contract types and payment methods. Concerning the procurement contract types the first important feature is the stepwise structure with three main steps in the contract design: (1) should the contract only include construction or both construction and operation/maintenance? (2) Who should do the detailed design of the premise? (3) How many contractors should the client use? An important new feature of the structure is that in both step 2 and step 3 there is a continuum of alternatives. Concerning the payment methods the structure is primarily based on how the project specific risks are shared.

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  • Borg, Lena & Lind, Hans, 2014. "Framework for Structuring Procurement Contracts," Working Paper Series 14/9, Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Real Estate and Construction Management & Centre for Banking and Finance (cefin).
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:kthrec:2014_009
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    Keywords

    Procurement; Contract; Construction sector; Infrastructure projects;

    JEL classification:

    • H44 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Goods: Mixed Markets
    • L74 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Construction
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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