With Large firms dominating the market place for certain products and services, collusion has become an increasingly dangerous problem. In the early 2000s collusion was identified in the Dutch Construction industry. As a response to these allegations the government moved
Introduction Litigation in the construction industry has become a major impediment to procuring services. Vendors and clients can both spend an exorbitant amount of money trying to settle legal cases but having nothing to show for it in the end.
Project Overview for OKDHS Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) identified the need to obtain support from the private sector to improve child welfare in the State of Oklahoma. The main focus of the project was to develop a system
In 2010 Best Value Procurement (BVP)was used as the procurement method for the $1B Rijkswaterstaat “fast track” projects. The results were that procurement costs were reduced by 50% construction time reduced by 25% and 90% of all cost and time
A challenge facing buyers in the procurement of innovative construction and facility services is to utilize expertise without increasing project risk. In February 2014, the Amsterdam Proton Therapy Center (APTC) looked to purchase cost-efficient, and quality proton therapy equipment as
In the world of procurement, failure is a consistently used word. Governments and large organizations struggle to find an efficient way to procure services for a reasonable price. In the Netherlands, experts found a solution to remedy the government’s failure
Since the Best Value Approach is not commonly used, there might be some hesitation to use it in large government organizations and universities. Despite the fact that the approach is not commonly used, the Best Value Approach has proven to