Procurement Systems: A Guide to Best Practice in Construction, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Procurement Systems

A Guide to Best Practice in Construction, 1st Edition

Edited by Steve Rowlinson, Peter McDermott


342 pages

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Procurement Systems details the whole spectrum of procurement issues in the construction industry, starting with the client /customer and running through managerial, cultural and IT-based issues. The book commences with an overveiw of previous work and a section on selection criteria is provided to enable practitioners to make their choices of procurement form. Importantly, perfromance comparisons of different procurement forms are discussed and the main emphasis of the book is to highlight best practice based on the most up-to-date research. One chapter deals specifically with developmentally orientated procurement issues in NICs (newly industrialised countries), where best practice is assessed from a different set of perspectives. The authors contributing to this book are among the most highly respected and eminent in the field.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Definitions. Overview. Management Systems. Cultural Issues. Partnering. Alternative Views. IT and Procurement. Peformance Comparisons. Selection Criteria. Future Directions. Appendix. Index.

About the Editors

Steve Rawlinson, Peter McDermott

About the Series


This series consists of a carefully selection of state-of-the-art research books derived from CIB activities.

CIB, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, was established in 1953 to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

CIB has since developed into a world-wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations active in the research community, in industry or in education, who cooperate and exchange information in over 50 CIB Commissions and Task Groups covering all fields in building and construction related research and innovation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General