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Procuring complex performance in construction: London Heathrow Terminal 5 and a Private Finance Initiative hospital


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Caldwell, N. D., Roehrich, J. and Davies, A. C., 2009. Procuring complex performance in construction: London Heathrow Terminal 5 and a Private Finance Initiative hospital. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 15 (3), pp. 178-186.

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Abstract

This paper takes as its starting point the fact that complex projects, interpreted as multiple dependent interactions between many stakeholders over time, challenge traditional procurement practices based on the serial purchase of discrete components. The paper examines how the procurement management of such projects - procuring complex performance - can be conducted. The paper utilises two contrasting case study examples of high-profile UK construction project procurement. The findings suggest that the choice of mechanisms or interfaces for the governance of upstream supply relationships critically relates to subsequent performance. The theoretical contribution is a fusion of procurement literature with the influential CoPS literature.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsCaldwell, N. D., Roehrich, J. and Davies, A. C.
DOI10.1016/j.pursup.2009.05.006
Uncontrolled Keywordsprocuring complex performance, infrastructure projects, contracts and relationships
DepartmentsSchool of Management
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code21605
Additional Information15th International Annual EurOMA Conference. 15-18 June 2008. Groningen, Netherlands.

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