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Development of Performance Contracts and Specifications: Full Report
  • Publication no: AP-25-1-03
  • ISBN: 0 85588 670 6
  • Published: 1 January 2003

This report has been prepared as part of Austroads project NT & E 9904 (T & EP N006), “The Development of Performance Contracts and Specifications”, the goal of which is to develop a framework for performance contracts and specifications. The report draws on information received through three industry workshops run in July 2000, together with consultation questionnaires, which were distributed to a wide industry group. In addition, various reports on overseas experience have been reviewed and interviews held with parties involved in current performance contracts.

This report identifies the potential benefits of adopting performance contracts and specifications. It also details the potential limitations and risks involved. Specifically it:

  • Identifies the benefits claimed for current performance contracts
  • Comments upon the feasibility of achieving these benefits
  • Comments on if and how these benefits can be quantified.

The industry opinion expressed during the workshops and in the questionnaire returns is summarised in Appendices A and B.

  • DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS — FULL REPORT
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. PERSPECTIVE
  • 3. TERMINOLOGY
  • 4. THE TIME ELEMENT
  • 5. CONTEXT
  • 6. POTENTIAL BENEFITS: GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
  • 7. SPECIFIC POTENTIAL BENEFITS
  • 8. RISKS
  • 9. CONSTRAINTS
  • 10. CONCLUSIONS
  • 11. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • APPENDIX A: INDUSTRY CONSULTATION: QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE SUMMARY
  • APPENDIX B: WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS
  • CONTENTS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 1. CONTRACT REVIEW
  • 2. PSMC CONTRACTS
  • 3. DCM CONTRACTS:
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 4. INTRODUCTION
  • 5. TERMINOLOGY
  • 6. EXPERIENCE OF PSMC: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
  • 7. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF PSMC
  • 8. EXPERIENCE OF DCM: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
  • 9. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF DCM
  • 10. CONCLUSIONS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • APPENDIX A: LITERATURE SEARCH RESULTS
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
  • 3. WHY IS PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT SO IMPORTANT?
  • 4. WHAT SHOULD BE MEASURED?
  • 5. WHAT IS CURRENTLY MEASURED: PSMC
  • 6. WHAT IS CURRENTLY MEASURED: DCM
  • 7. COMPARISON OF WHAT SHOULD BE MEASURED WITH CURRENT PERFORMANCE MEASURES
  • 8. METHODS OF MEASUREMENT
  • 9. WHAT MAKES A GOOD PERFORMANCE MEASURE
  • 10. REVIEW OF CURRENT PAVEMENT MEASURES
  • 11. CONCLUSIONS
  • 12. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
  • APPENDIX A: PERFORMANCE MEASURES
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. TERMINOLOGY
  • 3. CONTEXT
  • 4. EXTENT OF EXPERIENCE AT 2002
  • 5. WHY A PERFORMANCE CONTRACT?
  • 6. SPECIFIC POTENTIAL BENEFITS
  • 7. RISKS
  • 8. LIMITATIONS
  • 9. SCOPE OF WORKS
  • 10. DATA REQUIREMENTS
  • 11. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
  • 12. IMPLEMENTATION
  • 13. OTHER ISSUES
  • APPENDIX A: EXAMPLE SHORT-LISTING CRITERIA
  • APPENDIX B: EXAMPLE PERFORMANCE MEASURES
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL