Procuring Complex Performance in the UK Defence Sector
Roehrich, J.K.; Caldwell, N.D. and Lewis, M.A. (2013). Pro-curing complex performance in the UK defence sector. In: Essig, M. and Glas, A. (eds.) ‘Performance Based Logistics: Innovatives Beschaffungsmanagement fuer die Streitkraefte’, Berlin: Springer Gabler Verlag.
16 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 19, 2013
Public and private organizations are transitioning from buying or selling products to procuring or selling complex, long-term integrated solutions consisting of bun-dles of interrelated products and services (Wise and Baumgartner, 1999; Davies et al., 2007). In response to an increasing demand for innovative solutions and a shortage of public funding, governments around the world are increasingly turning to public-private relationships as the principal method for delivering public sector infrastructure and associated services (Broadbent and Laughlin, 2005; Zheng et al., 2008). For instance, the UK has seen a sharp increase in so-called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) to deliver public sector infrastructure and associated services across sectors such as healthcare, transport and education (Ratcliffe, 2004).
Keywords: defence, procurement, public procurement, contracts, trust, inter-organisational relationships
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