Comparing the Procurement Selection Parameters of Private and Public Sector Clients (pp. 171- 184)
Authors: Raufdeen Rameezdeen and Eranga Jayasena
Abstract: Construction procurement methods used in the construction industry have experienced many changes resulting in newly developed systems. Selecting a wrong method usually leads to project failure or client dissatisfaction. The procurement needs of public sector clients differ from those in the private sector for many reasons. However, previous research dealing with procurement selection has not taken these differences into account. Therefore the aim of this research is to test whether significant differences between procurement selection parameters exist for public sector and private sector clients. Three rounds of a Delphi survey were conducted to investigate the factors governing procurement selection in the two sectors. Based on the findings, a multi-criteria construction procurement selection model was developed for the Sri Lankan construction industry. This study concludes that procurement selection parameters for the private and public sectors are very different. It highlights the need for considering the clients separately when construction procurement selection decisions have to be made.
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