Title
The challenge of using standard contracts in public-private partnerships The challenge of using standard contracts in public-private partnerships
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Londen ,
Subject
Politics
Economics
Law
Source (journal)
Public management review. - Londen
Volume/pages
18(2016) :2 , p. 278-299
ISSN
1471-9037
ISI
000365640100006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A call for an increased use of standard contracts in publicprivate partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure development is noticeable in practice. These contracts are expected to simplify and improve procurement by creating opportunities for learning, lower transaction costs, and better competition. This paper delineates standard contracts in PPP as a new venue for research and unfolds their potential impact. Here lies an important challenge since the benefits of standardization are not as straightforward as they look at first sight, particularly when taking into account the tension between the powerful, control-oriented role of contracting authorities and the need for contingent, informal contracting.
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