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Non-traditional Procurement Systems

  • Titus Ebenezer KwofieEmail author
  • Clinton Aigbavboa
  • Wellington Thwala
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Abstract

Evidence from the construction industry reveal an urgent need for a change in culture and attitude and transition from fragmentation and adversarial relationship to a more cooperative, integrated and collaborative working relationship. This calls for a drive towards exploring alternative procurement methods as a move away from the prevailing adversarial traditional procurement models. Against this background, various alternative procurement models belong to the group generally referred to as the non-traditional procurement systems. These alternative procurement models are deemed to have benefit of encouraging collaborative working, improved relationships, integrated process and effective cooperation. However, it has been noted that the construction industry has been slow the uptake of these alternative procurement models as well as lacking understanding of how their benefits can be optimized. In spite of their increasing popularity in the global construction industry, an in-depth understanding of the various typologies, their inherent attributes and the critical factors for their performance is lacking. In this chapter, an insight is provided on non-traditional procurement typologies and establishes the critical factors for their success and optimized benefit. In the wake of the changing business environment characterized by tense competitiveness and wide global linkages in the construction industry, this knowledge is timely to facilitate the adoption of the most appropriate alternative procurement towards effective and efficient interorganization collaborative management systems in project delivery.

Keywords

Non-traditional procurement Collaborative working Efficient inter-organization Management systems 

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  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureKwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyKumasiGhana

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