Samverkan och hållbarhetshänsyn i bygginköpsprocessen

Project: Research


Public procurement plays a central role in city planning, where the possibility to integrate sustainability considerations have become increasingly highlighted. Public procurement is considered a political tool to contribute to sustainable development. Since the public sector has a large purchasing power it also has a possibility to influence the market and contribute to economic and social change. In Sweden social considerations in public procurement is highlighted as an opportunity for creating employment for socio-economically vulnerable or long-term unemployed groups within society (see e.g. prop. 2015/16:195). Collaboration between public and private sectors is also emphasised as important in the development of sustainable public procurement. The research project ?Collaboration and sustainability considerations in the construction procurement process?, financed by Formas and co-financed by the Environment department, City of Malmö, has been conducted between 2012-2016. The overall purpose of the project was partly to study the collaborative structures that developed regarding sustainability considerations between public and private actors, partly to study the incentives to integrate environmental and social considerations in the public construction procurement process, as well as what these incentives entail to each actor.

The project?s theoretical perspective departs from sociology of law and has applied a combination of regulation theory and institutional organizational theory. A qualitative case study has been conducted of a construction project within the framework of ?Sustainable Rosengård?, where social considerations requiring interns for youths in the neighbourhood was tested in the public procurement of construction. This case study has its limitations in terms of generalizability, and should rather be considered an explorative case study. The strength primarily lies in the fact that it involves a pilot project within the City of Malmö, which in turn can have implications in terms of policy development. The explorative case study might also be an easier way to identify how incentives for sustainability considerations are created and ?negotiated?, as well as how collaborative structures take shape, as opposed to already institutionalised practice and established collaboration structures for construction procurements.

Effective start/end date2011/06/082016/12/31


Related research output

Wedin Hansson, L. & Susanna Johansson, 2016 Nov 30, Lund: Sociology of Law, Lund University. 62 p. (Sociology of Law Research Report; vol. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Wedin Hansson, L., 2015, Social hållbarhet med fokus på bostadsrenovering - En antologi. Lind, H. & Mjörnell, K. (eds.). Sustainable Integrated Renovation, p. 143-149

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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