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Enhancing Procurement Practices

Comprehensive Approach to Acquiring Complex Facilities and Projects

  • Authors
  • Attila Kovács

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Attila Kovács
      Pages 13-24
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      Pages 25-36
  3. Procurement Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
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      Pages 39-47
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  4. Project Procurement and Project Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
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      Pages 79-93
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      Pages 159-167
  5. Procurement Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Attila Kovács
      Pages 175-187
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  6. Fundaments of Drafting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
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  7. Preparation of the Solicitation Documents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
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  8. Conduct of Procurement Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 455-455
    2. Attila Kovács
      Pages 465-479
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  9. Procurement in the E-World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. Attila Kovács
      Pages 537-557
    3. Attila Kovács
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 577-671

About this book

Introduction

Enhancing Procurement Practices is organised around four main points:
-overview and analysis of procurement principles,
-practical approach to drafting of solicitation and contract documents,
-conduct of procurement procedures,
-overview of the e-procurement arena.

Although the addressed procurement methods can be used on a wide scale, this book concentrates primarily on such cases when the subject of procurement is complex, or the solicited goods and services are relatively simple but the intended long-term relationship calls for a fairly conscious source selection. Project procurement, the most complicated form of buying civil engineering work, goods, and services, is thoroughly addressed.

Beyond the structured overview and comparative analysis of terminology and principles, the book describes such new concepts as single-source preference for simultaneous procurements, dual-term frame contract for parallel suppliers, and the use of semi-consolidated contract documents. Effective utilisation of theories boils down - among others - to a consistent set of procurement-related terms, proven methodology for drafting comprehensive solicitation documents and contracts, and practical details of communication with offerors.

Keywords

Information Technology (IT) buying e-commerce management organization

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