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Defining the intelligent public sector construction procurement client

Aritua, B., Male, S. and Bower, D.A. (2009) Defining the intelligent public sector construction procurement client. Management, Procurement and Law, 162 (MP0). pp. 75-82. ISSN 1751-4304

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Recent efforts and aspirations to transform the delivery of major capital programmes and projects in UK public sector construction by focusing on achievement of value for money, whole life asset management and sustainable procurement have led to the adoption of integrated procurement routes characterised by multiplicity of stakeholders with a diversity of differing and often competing requirements. A study of the challenges faced by the public sector to deliver present and future major capital programmes and projects gravitates to the role of the intelligent client, and concomitant skills and capabilities. The results of the multiple case studies research show that the challenges of this role are especially evident at the interface between the internal organisation and the external suppliers and advisors from the private sector. The research concludes that the intelligent client role requires an individual champion with a unique set of skills working in an environment of a supporting team and capable organisation.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Institution of Civil Engineers. Reproduced with permission from the publisher.
Keywords: buildings, structure & design, education & training, management
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Ms Caroline Wilson
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 13:42
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:07
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/mpal.2009.162.2.75
Status: Published
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1680/mpal.2009.162.2.75
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8526

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