Professional Papers and Presentations
As part of Government Procurement's commitment to knowledge sharing, this page promotes research papers developed during professional study in procurement related areas.
Author: Anita Taseska, 2008. Published with the permission of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, and appeared in Volume 14, Number 2, pp 79-90
Abstract: The ideological demands for public authorities to concentrate on the perceived core competencies of their staff and to seek cost efficient operations has led to the emergence of a number of new philosophies which have appeared under various terms including the New Public Management, the public governance paradigm, public value model and the Best Value model (Talty, 2007). Public private partnerships (PPPs) are perceived to be one of the ways to achieve efficiencies in the provision of services to the public through outsourcing entire projects and their cost to private sector organisations. However, the lack of substantial and structured performance review, especially in the post-contracting stage, means that future PPP projects will not be able to systematically implement lessons learnt from past experiences. The overall conclusion from the literature suggests that the net benefits of PPPs are, so far, still subject to debate and uncertainty, and the absence of a coherent review process will limit improvement in their creation and management.
Author: Jo Fletcher, 2006. Published with the permission of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, and appeared in Volume 12, No 1, pp 75-91
Abstract: This paper considers the design of a dynamic measurement framework for public procurement from an emergent system's perspective. In order to continue into sustainable excellence, an adaptable and reliable measurement system is needed to measure procurement's current performance and make well-informed sustainable decisions into the future in the context of a changing political environment. Measurements would need to include: public confidence (with ethical accountability and transparency), efficiency and effectiveness (as measured in valued for money and the delivery of procurement outcomes) and policy compliance and consistency.
Author: Cornelia Major, 2006
Abstract: The Reverse Auctions process represents a relatively new procurement tool, which has been used for less than 10 years. Nevertheless, on a global scale Reverse Auctions have become increasingly popular with large private sector buyers, and within Australia, several companies have been using it for some time. There is evidence that Public Sector organisations in other States are commencing to experiment with the use of Reverse Auctions. With the continually growing usage of this procurement process, it is appropriate for the WA State Government to contemplate whether this tool would be suitable for its needs.
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