Modern approaches to repairs and maintenance procurement within the social housing sector

Coupar, G., 2009. Modern approaches to repairs and maintenance procurement within the social housing sector. DBA, Nottingham Trent University.


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This document represents the final stage of a research project assessing the relevance of modern procurement approaches within the context of repairs and maintenance to social housing providers. Previous documents in this study are suggestive that there are some limitations for the effectiveness of social housing providers to undertake the role of construction client. This in turn would appear to question the relevance of the procurement approach. In accepting this contention, this phase of the research applies a semi-structured framework in which the role of the client is targeted and measured along with the assessment of if or how the role of the contractor could alter in order to potentially achieve enhanced relevance. Over a twelve month time span, a number of identified ‘intervention strategies’ were developed by a small group of senior practitioners. The rationale was to apply the identified strategy to a small sample in order to ascertain if there was any consequence of the trial. The usage of a research methodology that enables a number of cycles and iterations would also allow for modifications to be made to further enhance the intervention measures. Having completed three cycles of applying the strategies and reflecting upon the outcome observed, this document notes the continuing challenge that modern procurement routes appear to bring.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Coupar, G.
Date: 2009
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 11:16

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