The last three decades have seen the evolution of Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Relationship Contracting (RC) as alternative procurement approaches to traditional methods of delivering public infrastructure. The potential for growth in these new forms of procurement has led to an on-going debate on the nature of requirements, particularly in terms of policy development, encouraging private investment and value for money. A key argument for Governments to procure projects using PPPs and RC is that the process delivers better value for all the stakeholders, including the community and asset end-users. This wide-ranging study of such crucial procurement issues includes international historical context, collaboration and risk management, with a focus on sustainable procurement approaches. The international significance of PPPs and RC procurement is reinforced with case study examples from the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa and the Asia-Pacific. It features cutting-edge research from around the world on subjects such as:
- Reviews and reflection of the PPP approach
- Project Alliancing
- Implementation of RC in developing countries
- Changes in procurement policy
- Value for money, collaboration and stakeholder involvement
- Growth and emergence of PPPs in Asia
- Risk management
Including contributions from some of the world's most prominent academics and practitioners in this field, it is a crucial guide to the strategic choices governments now face for the provision of infrastructure, between using ‘public’ or ‘private’ mechanisms, or a combination of the two.
Table of Contents
1. Public Private Partnerships and Relationship-based Procurement Approaches: An Introduction 2. Public Private Partnerships and Alliances: Opposites or a Continuum? 3. Public Private Partnerships: A Review of the UK Private Finance Initiative 4. London Underground's Public-Private-Partnership: Lessons Learnt by the Public Sector 5. Risk management in PPPs: Emerging issues in the provision of social infrastructure 6. Design Management of Infrastructure Projects: A Comparative Case Study Analysis of Design-Build (DB) and Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) Projects in the U.S. 7. How Do Construction Firms Learn on Collaborative Infrastructure Projects? 8. PPP Procurement: Adding Value Through Relationship Development 9. Relationship Contracting in a Local Government Public Private Partnership (PPP) 10. The Growth and Emergence of PPPs in Asia 11. Disrupting Social Structure to Achieve Innovation on Public Private Partnership Mega Projects: A Narrative Analysis of Instruments of Power on a Singapore Sports Hub Case Study 12. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in China: the Past, Present and Future 13. New Method for Minimizing Financial Deficit for Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects 14. Economic Infrastructure Projects and PPP Framework Implementation in Indonesia: Policy and Processes 15. Relationally Integrated Value Networks (RIVANS) for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) 16. De-marginalization of the Public in Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects: Lessons from e-Tolling of Gauteng’s Freeway in South Africa 17. Community-Based Facilities Management (FM) as a Form of Relationship Contracting
Marcus Jefferies is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Steve Rowlinson is a Professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong, SAR, China.
"This is by far the most exceptional collection of research (and related practice) on PPPs that I have come across. Ranging from emerging issues in risk to evaluations of PPP initiatives to the adoption of relational contracting in new parts of the world (such as Asia) to technical aspects of collaborative arrangements such as design management, the text is rich in detail and develops a wide-ranging understanding of issues pertinent to the use of PPPs in different parts of the world. The book also introduces sufficient practice for one to be able to see the development of best practice, while also being able to contrast practice in emerging markets and the developed world (the London Underground PPP and e-tolling of South Africa’s Gauteng freeway being examples) … For anyone working in the area of Public-Private-Partnerships, be it from a contractor’s point of view, local or regional government’s stance or an academic’s standpoint, this book is an absolute must." Zehra Waheed, Suleman Dawood School of Business, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, in Facilities, Volume 36, Number 7/8