Procuring complex projects using the competitive dialogue

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For the procurement of complex projects, the European Commission (EC) has developed the competitive dialogue (CD) procedure. The major question is: to what extent does the CD procedure in practice sort the effects which are expected ahead? The objectives of the EC in designing the CD procedure are put alongside the expectations of experts, and compared with the actual practice of using this procedure in construction projects. Expectations of experts have largely been confirmed by the practices in 16 CD-procured construction projects. Actual effects of the CD in practice are less positive when compared with the objectives of the EC when designing this procedure
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-335
JournalInternational journal of project organisation and management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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