Determining Overpricing in Brazilian Infrastructure Projects: A Forensic Approach

Signor, Regis and Love, Peter E. D. and Olatunji, Oluwole ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9726-4218 (2016) Determining Overpricing in Brazilian Infrastructure Projects: A Forensic Approach. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142 (9):06016001. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0733-9364


Abstract

Corruption has become an innate feature of Brazil’s construction industry, particularly the procurement of infrastructure projects. Consequently, the Brazilian Federal Police are actively pursuing individuals and companies who are engaged with corruptive practices, particularly overpricing. To address the issue of overpricing in infrastructure projects, this paper describes the current method used by the Brazilian Federal Police and presents a probabilistic approach that is deemed to be a more reliable approach for determining its occurrence. This paper provides legal fraternities in other developing countries facing similar problems with additional support to ensure convictions for overpricing are pursued. Limitations of the current method and future research toward the development of a probabilistic method are identified.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2022 04:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 02:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brazil; Building materials; Corruption; Forensics cost estimating; Overpricing; Cost and schedule
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330299 Building not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330207 Quantity surveying
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330203 Building industry studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1299 Other construction > 129999 Other construction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001156
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48114

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