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Examination of roles performed by public sector organizations in the procurement of public-private partnership projects

Betty Oluwafunso Olojede (Department of Quantity Surveying, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Akintayo Opawole (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa) (Department of Quantity Surveying, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Godwin Onajite Jagboro (Department of Quantity Surveying, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Oluwaseyi Olalekan Alao (Department of Quantity Surveying, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

ISSN: 2398-4708

Article publication date: 28 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The clarity of requisite roles of public sector organizations (PSOs) for successful procurement of public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure in Nigeria is not well-established as the country is portrayed with the rising statistics on the haphazard pattern of operation of PPP model for infrastructure procurement. This has greatly beset the expected performance of a number of PPP projects which were intended to bridge the infrastructural deficit in the country. This study therefore examined roles the performed by PSOs in PPP infrastructure procurement with a view to delineate PSOs obligations and consequently improve project success.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was based on structured questionnaire survey of professionals in PSOs who have been involved in PPP infrastructure procurement in Southwestern Nigeria. The sampled professionals were drawn from a build-up of network through a referral chain by the adoption of respondent-driven sampling (RDS) method. The data collected were subjected to mean score analysis and Kruskal–Wallis test.

Findings

The study found that roles pertaining to management of variation, apportionment of penalties and abatements, select preferred bidders, establish management approaches for PPP risks are infrequently performed by PSOs in Nigeria. Whereas these roles are critical to successful procurement of PPP infrastructure as they are prerequisites for PPP infrastructural project success.

Originality/value

The study provides information that would be useful for developing countries with evolving PPP markets for enhanced project delivery.

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Citation

Olojede, B.O., Opawole, A., Jagboro, G.O. and Alao, O.O. (2021), "Examination of roles performed by public sector organizations in the procurement of public-private partnership projects", International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-12-2020-0107

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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