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Article: Pre-construction project partnering: From adversarial to collaborative relationships

TitlePre-construction project partnering: From adversarial to collaborative relationships
Authors
KeywordsConstruction industry
Contract labour
Partnering
Subcontracting
Issue Date2003
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/scm.htm
Citation
Supply Chain Management, 2003, v. 8 n. 2, p. 166-178 How to Cite?
AbstractThe use of subcontracting within the construction industry has become commonplace with many main contractors only undertaking the management and co-ordination activities. The reliance on subcontractors has put much stress on the main contractor-subcontractor relationship. As main contractors have realised that the greatest potential for cost savings lies with the subcontractors, the prevalence of unfair practices has increased. This paper describes a procurement approach, utilising limited competition, developed by a major UK main contractor in order to improve its relationships with subcontractors. The approach developed was based on research which identified: what the main contractor's professional employees want from subcontractors; what subcontractors want from main contractors; and a study to compare the main contractor's performance with that of its competitors. It was concluded that this approach offers a number of benefits for the client, the main contractor, partnering subcontractors and professional consultants, such as, lower costs, improved team approach and less confrontation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/71441
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.731
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.127
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dc.description.abstractThe use of subcontracting within the construction industry has become commonplace with many main contractors only undertaking the management and co-ordination activities. The reliance on subcontractors has put much stress on the main contractor-subcontractor relationship. As main contractors have realised that the greatest potential for cost savings lies with the subcontractors, the prevalence of unfair practices has increased. This paper describes a procurement approach, utilising limited competition, developed by a major UK main contractor in order to improve its relationships with subcontractors. The approach developed was based on research which identified: what the main contractor's professional employees want from subcontractors; what subcontractors want from main contractors; and a study to compare the main contractor's performance with that of its competitors. It was concluded that this approach offers a number of benefits for the client, the main contractor, partnering subcontractors and professional consultants, such as, lower costs, improved team approach and less confrontation.en_HK
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dc.subjectConstruction industryen_HK
dc.subjectContract labouren_HK
dc.subjectPartneringen_HK
dc.subjectSubcontractingen_HK
dc.titlePre-construction project partnering: From adversarial to collaborative relationshipsen_HK
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