Public values embedded in Australian public works procurement

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Furneaux, CW, Brown, KA & Allan, D 2008, 'Public values embedded in Australian public works procurement', Public Money & Management, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 167-172.

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Procurement arrangements for public works are highly contextualized as jurisdictions adapt and respond to local issues and constraints. Policy-makers in Australia at all levels are focused on protecting public values when procuring public works. Public values are shown here to be consistent across Australian jurisdictions, although considerable variety exists in the institutional arrangements that safeguard these values.