Contracting Capacity in UK Law

  • The management of human resources in project management‐led organizations
    • Nbr. 34-2, April 2005
    • Personnel Review
    • 178-191
    Purpose: The paper examines the operational impact of project management systems on the management of human resources and the practical implications of this for practitioners in two project‐led eng...
    ...... in project-led organizations, such as those in engineering contracting, embedded sectoral characteristics such as portfolio training limit the ......
  • The practice of performance-based contracting in developing countries' public procurement: the case of ethiopia
    • Nbr. 17-3, April 2017
    • Journal of Public Procurement
    • 402-431
    Performance-Based Contracting (PBC) is widely accepted as a useful tool. It is believed that the use of PBC can assist the efficient utilization of the public resources. The objective of this resea...
    ...... This is due partly to lack of clarity in the procurement laws and lack of capacity to use PBC. INTRODUCTION Since the last decade of years, public organizations have developed a long-term view of ......
  • An asymmetric learning in complex public-private projects
    • Nbr. 8-3, March 2008
    • Journal of Public Procurement
    • 334-355
    This paper investigates how symmetrical learning activity is, between the public client and the private contractor in the contracting and operation of complex, long-term infrastructure projects. Dr...
    ......, between the public client and the priv ate contractor in the contracting and operation of complex, long-term infrastructure projects. Drawing on ... (PFI) cases, the paper analyses differe nces in the absorptive capacity and learning capability between parties. It suggests the private ......
  • Mental health commissioning: master or subject of change?
    • Nbr. 19-3, September 2014
    • Mental Health Review Journal
    • 145-155
    Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to explore change within the commissioning of third sector mental health services in England. Design/methodology/approach: – A case study methodology based ...
    ...... implemented with the main focus being on the procurement and contracting elements. There were examples of commissioning being an enabler of service ...Barriers included commissioners’ capacity and competence, ineffectual systems within their organisations, and ......
  • Business process management and service delivery; a case of Uganda's public entities
    • Nbr. 10-4, October 2014
    • World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
    • 285-299
    Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to test empirically a variety of hypotheses related to business process management (BPM) and service delivery within public entities and contracting companie...
    ...... (BPM) and service delivery within public entities and contracting companies in Uganda. Design/methodology/approach – A valid research ..., building high- level innovation, strong human resource capacity, providers expertise in order to provide optimal service to both service ......
  • Mentoring school governance and management. An evaluation of support to schools’ boards of trustees
    • Nbr. 40-4, August 2002
    • Journal of Educational Administration
    • 323-348
    The aim of the research project reported here was to evaluate the process and outcomes of the in‐depth training programme provided to primary and secondary schools’ boards of trustees by the Far No...
    ...... scheme was valued for three main reasons; it built governance capacity in school communities; delivered ``free'', appropriately-scaled, ... be usefully replicated through the Ministry of Education's contracting processes. Introduction This section describes the initiation and ......
  • Assessing the management costs of delivering services under alternative institutional arrangements
    • Nbr. 4-3, March 2004
    • Journal of Public Procurement
    • 375-396
    In this paper we assess the management costs of delivering services under alternative institutional arrangements. We develop an analytic framework based on transaction cost and public sector networ...
    ...... costs, though when combined with vendor s’ activities, contracting carries more monitoring costs. These results suggest two important ... If governments do not possess adequate contract management capacity, contracting performance is likely to suffer (Brown & Brudney, 1998; Van ......
  • Managing for performance: Measurement and monitoring of contracts in the transit industry
    • Nbr. 16-2, March 2016
    • Journal of Public Procurement
    • 208-242
    Public agencies contract out to pursue a variety of goals. But, these goals cannot be realized if the performance of contractors is not assessed and monitored. This study examines the state of perf...
    ...... on three research questions: (1) What monitoring capacity exists within transit agencies? (2) What monitoring methods are ... The growth of contracting out services has led many agencies to examine how they monitor their ......
  • Staff assistance visit: Bridging the gap between headquarters and the operational contracting officer
    • Nbr. 5-2, March 2005
    • Journal of Public Procurement
    • 235-242
    The Staff Assistance Visit Program (SAV) is an important tool used by the Department of State’s Procurement Executive since 1995 to support the Department’s overseas contracting operations. The pro...
    ...... Th e visiting team can educate and, if necessary, serve in an authoritative capacity to make management and clients aware of the contracting officer’s responsibilities to uphold statutes, federal regulation, and Departmental ......
  • Public contract writing systems: A house divided
    • Nbr. 12-3, March 2012
    • Journal of Public Procurement
    • 295-322
    This paper examines automated contract writing systems, a vital aspect of public procurement which has replaced the more manual methods of drafting of contracts used in the past. Using the system o...
    ...... demonstrating how a bifurcated approach has been adopted for contracting automation. Th e larger implications of this dual nature are analyzed ... have the ability to generate an actual contract, including the capacity to obligate funds via interface with the agency’s automated financial ......
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