Traditional Procurement Route during recession in Construction Industry
1. RESEARCH TITLE.
The main objective of this paper is to determine the various classifications and categories of building project procurement avenues that are based on contractual, financial, organizational and technical issues.
Procurement routes have almost remained the same for more than 100 years even before the Second World War, as the main forms of routes being conventional and traditional. After the Second World War, new forms of procurement routes emerged and methods on how this routes were used continued to change as time went by. Recession has seen a number of various procurement routes get in and out of existence depending on methods in the industry and differentiation in the team structure. Construction is a cyclical industry which makes it have a vibrant impact on procurement. Some trends in the various phases may partly be linked to rise and fall of some orders of the industry. Generally new procurement strategies have been formed to help in solving the problems of the previous route but this does not completely address all the problems in that route.
AIM OF THE RESAERCH
The main objective of the research is to find out how procurement has taken shape over the time and the major and most favorable methods of choosing the better construction procurement channel.
The research will also outline the challenges that traditional construction procurement routes faced during recession period and how this affected the industry with time.
The objective of the research is to review whether or not the procurement route can support the chances for the elements involved in the construction phases and reveal the design to be innovative and whether the way projects that have been designed allows technology to be implemented successfully regardless of harsh recession times. This will assist in developing and improving current practices.
The report will describe in detail the effects of global recession, discuss the major precautions to be taken towards developing traditional procurement routes and give a detailed recommendation on the same.
This section will explain the methods and the places of reference that should be employed to achieve the objectives of the report. The most probable and ideal place of reference should be the government records of the construction industry. To gather this information accurately and effectively, a breakdown of research methodologies have been given below.
This includes collections of statistics which have not existed before. To guide through this a number of methods can be used. This includes: Questionnaires, Making telephone calls, Surveys, Face to face interviews, Surveys, etc. as in respect to this project, the primary sources can effectively be applied in the government offices in the ministry of industrialization and construction and through the officials.
This on the contrary is collection of information from existing data. This data can be collected from previous experiments or specific subjects on the project. This will help save time, but a disadvantage of it may result in collection of irrelevant information (Kendrick, 2009).
Large scale questionnaire is necessary to enable the information to be collected from many respondents who have direct involvement with procurement routes. This will be an appropriate method of collection of data as it will give a platform for comparison of information and responses collected from masses (Rowlinson, 2009).
Interviews are also a good method of collection of information to compliment questionnaires. They are the best methods to help understand the research. A good interview is the one that the researcher asks direct questions and the interviewer responds. Borodzics, (2004) elaborates that interviews is the verbal exchange of information between people for the common purpose on one person gathering information from another. In order to collect conclusive information, structured, semi structured and unstructured interviews should be conducted (Pritchard, 2005).
Structured interviews consist of closed-ended questions regarding traditional and modern procurement routes during recession. The interviewer should direct the question to where they intend and the information they want to collect.
Unstructured interviews consists of questions that are open-ended and do not restrict the interviewee’s response thus collecting a wide range of information about the different routes of procurement HYPERLINK “http://www.emeraldinsight.com/search.htm?ct=all&st1=Peter+McDermott&fd1=aut” o “Author search for Peter McDermott.” (McDermott, 1992).
-1811020594360The conclusion that is most likely to be made in this research is that, ‘best practice’ or an answer to procurement of construction does not exist, Cox and Townsend (1998a). It is argued that, for every project arises different combination of circumstances for which every procurement route did attain the desirable results. It should be clear from the interviews that the knowledge of a process is the short-cut way to achieve the most favorable outcome of a project.
TIME SCALE AND WORK PROGRAM
Week beginning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 literature Explore literature review Writing methodology Reading methodology Writing Designing Questionnaire qualitative data Collection quantitative data Collection qualitative data Analysis quantitative data Analysis conclusion Writing first draft Submission submission and Revision of final draft REPORT STRUCTURE
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