Title

Client capabilities and capital works procurement policies: a comparative analysis of Australian jurisdictions

Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Furneaux, CW, Brown, KA, Allen, DB, Adel, N, McConville, S, McFallan, SL, London, K & Burgess, J 2006, 'Client capabilities and capital works procurement policies: a comparative analysis of Australian jurisdictions', in KA Brown, KD Hampson & PS Brandon (eds), Clients driving construction innovation: moving ideas into practice, Icon.Net Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 62-79. ISBN: 1741071283

Abstract

This chapter undertakes a case study of procurement in Australia and compares the capital works procurement policies of the federal, state and territory governments of Australia. A typology of approaches is advanced, following comparative analysis of the policies. The assumptions inherent in these policies, concerning the assessment of the capabilities of individual clients when planning and delivering capital works procurement, are outlined. A tentative proposition is made and possible avenues for future research are canvassed.

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