The freedom to choose a procurement method will significantly affect the sustainability of the project delivery process and the operation of the building as well. Even though there are number of different procurement methods subsist in the industry, traditional procurement methods and design and build procurement methods are dominate the Sri Lankan construction industry where some conventional procurement methods have numerous inefficiencies inherently or arising from specific contexts of application. With the development in the construction industry number of projects will towards to achieve the sustainability where difficult to adopt traditional procurement methods. 

However a general reluctance to adopt alternative procurement methods has previously been observed by many researches. They further have suggested that the reluctance is fuelled by the government policies. Hence this paper synthesizes the preliminary findings, providing a logical picture on the effect of government policies as a barrier to adopt alternative procurement methods and how far the current policies would help to popularize less popular procurement methods. Keywords: Alternative Procurement Methods, Barriers, Facilitators, Government Policies, Sri Lanka.




Wijewardana, C., Jayasena, H. S., & Ranadewa, K. A. T. O. (2013). Impact of Government Policies and Regulations When Adopting Alternative Procurement Methods. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 253-260). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.

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