Public-Private Partnerships and relationship-based procurement approaches: An introduction

Marcus Jefferies*, Steve Rowlinson

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This chapter aims to investigate current approaches to risk management of infrastructure projects using an Australian mixed-use development, procured using the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach, as a case study. It presents the results of the case study were developed from an analysis of project documentation and a semi-structured interview process and they explore issues that are essential for the successful delivery of a PPP such as the legal structure, stakeholder relationships and the management of risks. A PPP consortium is a temporary organisation with a complex network of players with competing goals and objectives, many of whom never get to see the complete picture. Inevitably the group operates under pressure, particularly the members of the Special Project Vehicle (SPV) who are the drivers of the process. Social, as opposed to economic, infrastructure PPPs are complex. Planning approval was based on the best traffic solution to minimise impact to the community but at the same time maximising customer efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317635024, 9781315758053
ISBN (Print)9781138796126
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


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