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Comparing PPP with traditional procurement: the case of schools procurement in Ireland

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Show simple item record O'Shea, Cian Palcic, Dónal Reeves, Eoin 2019-02-12T08:54:08Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 11/06/2020
dc.description.abstract Advocates of public-private partnerships (PPPs) argue that they can deliver public infrastructure more efficiently than traditional procurement through timelier completion and superior value for money. Despite these claims comparative analysis of the performance of both procurement methods has received scant attention in the PPP literature to date. This paper addresses this issue by providing an in-depth,case-based comparison of PPP versus traditional procurement in the schools sector in Ireland. Through detailed semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders and an examination of the available documentation, we assess whether the key objectives ofusing PPP have been achieved. Overall, we find no evidence that PPP leads to faster delivery of infrastructure when the overall procurement process from contract notice to delivery is accounted for. In addition, we find only limited evidence to suggest that PPP results in better value for money. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics;
dc.rights This is the author version of the following article: Comparing PPP with Traditional Procurement: The Case of Schools Procurement in Ireland Cian O’Shea, Dónal Palcic and Eoin Reeves 2018 Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.subject comparative Analysis en_US
dc.subject public-private partnerships en_US
dc.subject traditional procurement en_US
dc.subject value for money en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.title Comparing PPP with traditional procurement: the case of schools procurement in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2019-02-12T08:48:39Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/apce.12236 2020-06-11
dc.embargo.terms 2020-06-11 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2862969
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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