Procurement is an essential part of the infrastructure life-cycle, it is thus important that it is done in an efficient and transparent manner to ensure infrastructure objectives are achieved.
Note: The OECD average values do not include data for the United States as it does not traditionally rely on public procurement of infrastructure at the Federal level.
Why is this important?
Procurement strategies based on strategic choices ensure infrastructure delivery in a way that maximises the value generated for society as a whole. For quality infrastructure investment, procurement processes should be directed towards generating broader value in terms of economic, environmental and social benefits. Procurement can also be used strategically for incentivising innovation, in particular in the transition towards low-carbon infrastructure and the adoption of digital technologies.
Mechanisms used by OECD countries to identify proposals offering the best value for money, 2020
Mechanisms employed to hold contractors accountable for project specifications and professional standards in OECD countries, 2020
Country case studies
- Tappan Zee Bridge Project, New York State
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
- Public Spending Code
- Luas Cross City
- Rural High-speed Broadband (GIH, 2019)
- John Hart Generating Station (GIH, 2019)
- Lewisham Grouped Schools (GIH, 2019)
- Mersin Integrated Health Campus (GIH, 2019)
- PPP Prisons Program (Lots 1-3) (GIH, 2019)
- Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village (GIH, 2019)
- Milton District Hospital Expansion (GIH, 2019)
- Samuel De Champlain Bridge (GIH, 2021)
- Incheon Bridge Project (GIH, 2021)
- U.S. Bank Stadium (GIH)