Assessing the Suitability of Supplier Consortia for Public Procurement Contracts

  • Andrew CrossleyEmail author
  • Jane Lynch
  • Sue Hurrell
  • Rhian Edwards
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 480)


This study offers a unique contribution to the existing research on collaborative working by exploring the buy side challenges facing public procurement teams when managing Collaborative Network Organizations (CNOs) termed ‘supplier consortia’ in this study. Two online management tools are proposed. A Procurement Assessment Model (PAM) guides buyers in assessing the suitability of public contracts for consortia bids. A Bid/No Bid model is offered to help suppliers align their CNO to the procurement and specification. This study is relevant for the public and private sectors but both tools proposed have been adopted by the Welsh Government (UK) and included as updates within the formal Joint Bidding Guide. The Joint Bidding Guide has been developed, published and tested by the Welsh Government since 2013.


Supplier selection Joint bidding Consortia Public procurement Tendering process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Crossley
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jane Lynch
    • 3
  • Sue Hurrell
    • 4
  • Rhian Edwards
    • 5
  1. 1.ServQ AllianceCardiffWales, UK
  2. 2.University of BristolBristolUK
  3. 3.Cardiff Business SchoolCardiffWales, UK
  4. 4.Values Wales, Welsh GovernmentCardiffWales, UK
  5. 5.Wales Co-operative CentreCaerphillyWales, UK

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