In this month’s edition of Infrastructure Magazine, I’ve written an article that examines how some of the challenges across our industry can be addressed through procurement reform.
Because COVID-19 has now dominated the economic narrative for three years, the temptation from some commentators is look upon the conditions now afflicting the sector as entirely a product of the pandemic. But that misses something more fundamental.
Yes, some of the inflationary pressures and labour shortages in the economy have been exacerbated by COVID-19. However, to lay the blame entirely at the feet of the pandemic overlooks some of the industry’s other structural weaknesses – particularly in relation to contracting.
The article highlights key recommendations in RA’s Procurement Reform Report Update and discusses how a more sustainable, productive and successful transport infrastructure sector deliver benefits for governments, for industry and for the community.
The article is now available to read below.
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