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AbstractNo attempts have been made to resolve or analyse the key factors that cause disputes in the Cypriot construction sector and how these causes differ across procurement options. This informed a study to investigate the frequency and factors that cause disputes in Cyprus when the traditional and ‘Design & Build’ (D&B) procurement options are used. The study used a deductive, quantitative approach and a questionnaire survey to collect primary data from 40 construction professionals. The key causes of disputes in Cyprus were identified following the use of inferential statistics to analyse the primary data obtained. The causes of disputes were similar between the two procurement options; however ‘Incomplete Design’ showed a statistically significant difference between the median responses of the respondents. Also, the grouped responses of the frequency of disputes showed a difference between the two types of procurement. Most respondents agreed that there was a high level of difficulty in addressing disputes in D&B in relative comparison to traditional procurement. The need to minimise disputes was highlighted as many of its causes make their probability of occurrence to be quite high.
CitationKounnas, K., Chinyio, E., Daniel, E. and Nwankwo, N. (2023) A Cypriot perspective of the impact of procurement on disputes. The 13th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-13) Arnhem, The Netherlands, May 8th-11th, 2023.
DescriptionPaper presented at the 13th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-13) Arnhem, The Netherlands, May 8th–11th, 2023.
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