Value for money in public sector construction procurement

Staples, W and Dalrymple, J 2012, 'Value for money in public sector construction procurement', in Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australia New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, Australia, 5-7 December 2012, pp. 1-19.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Value for money in public sector construction procurement
Author(s) Staples, W
Dalrymple, J
Year 2012
Conference name ANZAM 2012
Conference location Perth, Australia
Conference dates 5-7 December 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australia New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Publisher ANZAM
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Abstract Australian State Governments make significant investments in infrastructure related construction projects every year. The introduction of Best Value in Local Government contexts changed the focus of procurement from lowest cost to value based. Value for money is frequently the mantra of those spending public money, however, little is known about what it means in the context of construction procurement by public sector clients. This paper explores value for money from the client side through the perceptions of those procuring public sector infrastructure projects. This paper presents a complex perspective of value for money and argues that the perspective of those procuring within the public sector is crucial, because they are the proxies for public interest and shape how procurement is undertaken operationally.
Subjects Public Administration
Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) New public management
Contracting out
Strategy
Copyright notice © 2012 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
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