Innovative procurement policies has recently been the subject of debate and research in several countries around the world. The situation is no different in The Netherlands. An “Innovative Procurement” (IP) programme was implemented in 1999 with a view to increasing the use of integrated contract forms. National public clients have used these new and innovative contract forms. However, the same cannot be said for local authorities where its use has been incidental. There is therefore a need to examine the perceptions of local authorities regarding the implementation of integrated contracts. This is the motivation for this research. The results indicate there is an urgent need for local authorities to address important issues of outsourcing strategy, the division of responsibilities and co-operation between organisations to push positive change in procurement strategies. Furthermore, new European Union legislation favouring a more market-based policy has implications for current policy which favours procurement procedures based on funding thresholds. More importantly, the consequences are significant for smaller municipalities in The Netherlands, with their preference for invited and selected tender mechanisms.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings CIB World Building Congress 14-18 May 2007; Capetown South Africa (CD-rom)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Construction for Development: Cape Town International Convention Centre on 14–17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Publisher||Construction Industry Development Board|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 14 May 2007|
|Event||17th CIB World Building Congress 2007: Construction for Development - Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 14 May 2007 → 18 May 2007
|Conference||17th CIB World Building Congress 2007|
|Period||14/05/07 → 18/05/07|
Boes, H., & Dorée, A. (2007). Procurement policy and the adoption of integrated contracts for civil works by local authorities: a case study for the Netherlands. In Proceedings CIB World Building Congress 14-18 May 2007; Capetown South Africa (CD-rom): Construction for Development: Cape Town International Convention Centre on 14–17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa  Construction Industry Development Board.