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The Perception of the Government and Private Sectors on the Procurement System Delivery Method in Saudi Arabia


Abstract This paper is part of doctoral research to improve the current Saudi Arabian (SA) procurement system. SA has the largest construction market in the Middle East. However, the use of the traditional procurement system in SA has been identified as one of the causes for poor performance in the delivery of construction. The system has been identified as a major risk to the SA government, due to consistent increased costs and delays of up to 70% on projects. A survey was conducted with 1396 participants including engineers, buyers, contractors, consultants, academics, and architects. The purpose of the survey was to identify the validity of the recent claims that the procurement system in SA is broken. The participants work in both the private an... (more)
Created Date 2016-05-20
Contributor Alofi, Ahmed (ASU author) / Kashiwagi, Jacob (ASU author) / Kashiwagi, Dean (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Series PROCEDIA ENGINEERING
Type Text
Extent 8 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.175 / ISSN: 1877-7058
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Citation Alofi, A., Kashiwagi, J., & Kashiwagi, D. (2016). The Perception of the Government and Private Sectors on the Procurement System Delivery Method in Saudi Arabia. Procedia Engineering, 145, 1394-1401. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.175
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