• This book … adds to the impressive ‘legacy’ of learning which is still emerging from the successful delivery of the London 2012 construction programme. The authors combine the reforming zeal of a champion for change, who was there every step of the way, with academic rigour, and the result is delivered with impressive passion and commitment to the topic … All spenders and suppliers need to read this, to understand how conventional understandings of procurement fall so dramatically short when applied to high value-high risk acquisitions, which invariably is what large construction projects represent.’ Don Ward, Chief Executive, Constructing Excellence, UK Successful construction is often attributed to one or more aspects of the delivery process from good planning, design and clever engineering to efficient project management and quality construction. Before any of these disciplines can begin, they all require some form of procurement to select the team or supply chain to meet a client’s or a project’s specific requirements. The concept of PSE – Purchase and Supplier Engineering – originated in the procurement of the construction and infrastructure required to stage the 30th Olympiad in London during 2012. At the time of writing PSE has successfully delivered almost £25bn of public procurement meeting client and project requirements and without legal challenge. The construction of the venues and infrastructure needed to stage London 2012 was such a resounding success that it boosted not only the reputation of the UK construction industry but also the confidence of the UK population in the country’s ability to organise, build and run a major international event. Its success has been lauded as something from which clients and industry could learn. The ODA has established a comprehensive and informative body of evidence as part of a Learning Legacy. While the ODA is well aware of the many elements of the procurement and supply chain management, the complete end to end concept of how the Olympic supply chain procurements were managed has until now not been captured. For example, how does one buy the stage for an Olympic Games? How does one manage the details of thousands of contracts and the many firms of contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers and ensure that no one organisation adversely affects any other to the detriment of the programme? How are a client’s requirements beyond those of the capital asset realised as part of the investment? How does one measure programme exposure, or manage performance? How does one measure capacity and the ability of firms to cope with the work and manage the risks involved? Programme Procurement in Construction: Learning from London 2012 covers the planning and preparation of a programme’s procurement processes from understanding and developing the client’s requirements, to monitoring performance based on the benchmarks contractors set out in their own tender submissions. The emphasis is on a close attention to detail to avoid surprises, while keeping a focus on the total programme. Purchase and Supplier Engineering provides an overview of managing the interest of firms in participating and the resulting capacity and workloads of all suppliers, including the main contractors and the critical subcontractors and material suppliers. Offering techniques, tips and lessons learnt from the implementation of PSE on London 2012 and Crossrail, this book is aimed at public and private sector clien
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  • Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Organisation and Administration, grade: B, , course: Masters Thesis - Public Procurement and Asset Management, language: English, abstract: This study was carried out for the purpose of determining the status of public procurement officers' ethical practices based on public procurement roles in achieving government objectives. The descripto-explanatory design of research was utilized. The questionnaire, observation, semi-structured interview and focus group discussion served as the instrument for gathering data. All public procurement officers that worked in the pool sector offices and suppliers who frequently deliver products and services that are found in Woldia city were employed for the study.The study aims to answer the questions raised in the basic ethical practices of public procurement. Based on the data obtained from 16 procurement officers, the result indicated that only procurement used as an economic policy, by giving preference for small and micro enterprises. In contrary 75%'s of procurement officers did not purchased environmentally friendly products and services. Based on findings from questionnaires and interview of procurement as a social policy tool, only 46% and 6% of procurement officers were gave preference for women suppliers and disable suppliers respectively. The findings from observation and focus group discussion revealed that lack of knowledge and the preference in not included in the pr...
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  • Scientific Study from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, grade: 1.0, Bowen University, language: English, abstract: Direct labour system is one of the several options of procurement used for project delivery process and records shows that it is the oldest procurement system and has been in use in Nigeria far back as the colonial era. It is very prominent in most countries and researchers described it as a system whereby a developer plans and organizes the project delivery process, carries out the design, the planning and procurement of resources and the construction of a project using client employed supervisory staff and labour. This type of system is regarded as in-house because client's staffs as different from contractor's staffs carry out the project delivery process and activities. Idoro, Iyagba and Odusami (2007) asserted that direct labour is mainly used for government projects. The use of the system is a good development in construction because it does not result in high staff strength and overhead costs in the Nigerian construction industry.
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