Factors influencing local government capital works procurement: developing a research agenda
Vitartas, P, Flynn, M, Brown, K & D'lima, F 2010, 'Factors influencing local government capital works procurement: developing a research agenda', in J Matthew, L Ma, A Tan, M Weijnen & J Lee (eds.) Engineering Asset Management and Infrastructure Sustainability: 5th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Brisbane, 25-27 October. ISBN: 9780857293015
Publisher's version of this article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-493-7_75
Capital works procurement policies and processes have a wide variation in type and style, however it is unclear whether and how the different types of procurement approaches impact on delivery and operational outcomes for capital works projects. This paper reviews the extant literature on procurement, focusing particularly on capital works procurement, to examine the range of relevant factors that contribute to procurement decisions. It concludes with offering a testable framework to assist in determining the elements included in optimal capital works procurement processes.