Since procurement is seen as crucial for project success, many methods have been developed and papers written about this issue. A remarkable contribution in this field comes from Dean Kashiwagi (Arizona State University, USA) who underpins his support for the Performance Information Procurement System (PiPS) with claims of high project performance and client satisfaction. Kashiwagi’s explanation for PiPS’s effects is based upon a theoretical framework that relates to staff members’ ability to deal appropriately with information by making sound decisions based not just on implicit expectation and tacit experience. This is not, however, a satisfactory explanation. This paper provides an overview of New Institutional Economics perspectives which are better able to explain the effects of PiPS. The linking of these theories to innovative PiPS elements clears the path to effectively select and apply PiPS elements within suitable projects in the Dutch construction industry. This will enhance industry performance and is of interest to all stakeholders.
|Title of host publication||Enhancing Best Practices in Public Procurement. 3rd International public procurement conference, 28-30 August 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Editors||B.A. Allen, L. de Boer, L. Gormley|
|Place of Publication||Zoetermeer|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Aug 2008|
|Event||3rd International Public Procurement Conference, IPPC 2008: Enhancing Best Practices in Public Procurement - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 28 Aug 2008 → 30 Aug 2008
Conference number: 3
|Conference||3rd International Public Procurement Conference, IPPC 2008|
|Period||28/08/08 → 30/08/08|
van Duren, J., & Doree, A. G. (2008). An evaluation of performance information procurement system (on cd-rom). In B. A. Allen, L. de Boer, & L. Gormley (Eds.), Enhancing Best Practices in Public Procurement. 3rd International public procurement conference, 28-30 August 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (pp. -). Zoetermeer: NEVI.