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A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery

Potts, Michael, McDermott, Peter and Stephenson, Andrew 2016, 'A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery' , Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law .

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Abstract

This paper discusses a systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory-focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the value of a strategic approach to the procurement of infrastructure-related services in accordance with the quinquennial water sector reprocurement exercise being undertaken by infrastructure client organisations (ICOs). As a strategic approach is concerned with understanding the delivery environment into which an organisation places, engages and delivers projects, this paper surfaces how a UK-based water and wastewater ICO has engaged with its delivery market, through procurement, to position itself strategically within the wider delivery environment to serve its customers better. Using a systems approach, what is brought to light here is the importance of organisational transitioning through change management and how a delivery strategy can encompass the facilitation of organisational change

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers
ISSN: 1751-4304
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Professor Peter McDermott
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 09:18
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2016 09:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38568

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