This article aims to identify and analyze the key benefits of adopting Guaranteed Maximum Price and Target Cost Contracts (GMP/TCC) over and above the traditional lump-sum contractual arrangement through an empirical questionnaire survey conducted in South Australia and compared with the findings in Hong Kong. The Mann-Whitney U Test indicated differences in perception between the two groups of respondents on the majority of the identified benefits. The study has provided an in-depth understanding of the perceived benefits of the GMP/TCC scheme, hence leading to a wider application of those alternative integrated procurement strategies in both regions for reference by the construction community at large.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Project Management Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2012|
- Hong Kong
- South Australia
- guaranteed maximum price
- target cost contracting