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Haitham E. Khaireldin


This report is prepared to provide a framework for guiding the Head of Heriot Watt University (HWU), Dubai Campus in selecting a procurement method to build a new 800 seats auditorium with air conditioning, comfortable tiered seating and utilizing high specification technology, featuring multimedia theatre with a full size interactive screen and computer driven presentation facilities, perfect for conferences, lectures and presentations.

In light of the above, it is essential to have a review of theory and practice of procurement underpinning this report.

Building procurement determines the overall framework of responsibilities and authorities for parties involved in the building process. It is considered as an important aspect that determines the overall client satisfaction and project success and thus, selecting the most appropriate procurement method is crucial to all the parties involved in the project (Love et al., 1998, p.221).

A project can be considered successful if it is accomplished on time, on budget and with appropriate quality standards, and providing the client with satisfaction. Selection of procurement method is considered influential on this aspect and as a result of that, there is a consensus that there is one procurement method that is considered better than all others for a given project, but not likely to be better than others for any other project (Love et al., 1998, p.221, p.222).

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