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Funktionsupphandling av väg- och banhållning: problem och möjligheter
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 000-0002-2397-0769
2005 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Performance oriented procurement of road and rail management, problems and possibilities (English)
Abstract [sv]

The present project has been carried out within the framework of the subject

"Competitive procurement in the transport sector". Owing to the increase in

the costs of infrastructure maintenance on roads and railways in recent

years, there is greater interest in developing new forms of contract. The

intention of the ongoing process concerning competitive and performance

oriented procurement is to create the conditions for more effective

infrastructure maintenance activity. The problem in performance oriented

procurement is to define relevant performance requirements which are clearly

linked to the effects for the final users. This requires the performance

variables to be measured and evaluated with respect to both the division of

responsibility between contractor and client and also the perspective of the

travelling public. In the project, a study is made of the possibility of

using planning models such as the World Bank HDM-4 or other operationally

available models/tools in the road sector (e.g. the Swedish Road

Administration's PMS) in pricing measurable "final results" in conjunction

with performance oriented procurement. One conclusion which is generally

valid for both HDM-4 and PMS is that the traffic effect models must be

complemented before they can be fully used for the purpose of pricing

measurable "final results" in contracts based on performance oriented

tendering. On the rail side, there is no counterpart to HDM-4 or PMS. The

performance variables identified during performance oriented procurements for

rail infrastructure maintenance are train delays, track bed condition (via Q

and K indices), defect reports and inspection comments. These performance

variables can be measured, monitored and evaluated in economic terms in the

relationship between client/contractor and, to some extent, also in relation

to the final customer, i.e. the travelling public. There is however no model

available which gives an overall description of the effects of these

performance variables and the economic consequences which these, in turn,

have for Banverket and/or society at large. Even though a lot is known with

regard to performance oriented procurement of infrastructure maintenance,

several issues remain to be solved in both the road and rail sectors. It is

therefore essential that continuity for further research should be created in

this field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 971 , 2005.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Contract, Road network, Railway network, Management, Performance, Operations, Contractor, Pavement management system, Model
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Organization and administration; Road: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Road: Economics
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-5160OAI: diva2:673990
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