Project procurement

Corruption in the South African construction industry

This project explores the nature and extent of corruption in the South African construction industry.

Corruption in South Africa has reached alarming levels, despite government attempts to eradicate it. Intended to be followed by case-based research, the project will initially use a web-based opinion survey.

Dates: 2009 - ongoing
Funding: South Africa (NRF)
Host institution: University of Cape Town
Researchers: Professor P A Bowen (UCT), Professor K Cattell (UCT), Dr P J Edwards (RMIT)

Prospective modifications in public–private partnership procurement

This project aims to capture current knowledge and explore possible changes in project development, delivery, operations and financial processes in public-private partnership (PPP) procurement.

PPP is now a well-known and well-used method of procurement for public infrastructure assets and service delivery, at least in the project development and delivery phases. Some insights are emerging in the operational phases of PPP concessions.

Literature review and case-based analysis will form the main research techniques.

Dates: 2012 - ongoing
Funding: None
Host institution: RMIT University
Researchers: Dr Guillermo Aranda-Mena, Dr P J Edwards (RMIT), Professor P A Bowen (UCT)

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