Developing a framework for successful handover of private finance initiative (PFI) projects in Malaysia

Abd Manan, Erni Juwita and Zolkafli Zulkifly, Umi Kalsum (2021) Developing a framework for successful handover of private finance initiative (PFI) projects in Malaysia. Malaysian Construction Research Journal (1). pp. 229-245. ISSN 1985-3807,

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Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is known as one of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in Malaysia, and it has a significant part in Malaysia’s Development Plan. However, the PFI projects’ success is related to the successful handover to its operational stage. This study defines the handing over and delivery stage as receiving the certificate of acceptance from the owner or client. It is the final crucial phase to complete the whole life cycle of the PFI project. However, given its importance, there are no existing studies that elaborate further on the problems that affect the handing over the stage in PFI projects. Therefore, this study investigates these problems in Malaysia’s context, including incomplete O&M documentation, financial issues, unclear project briefs, incompliance to client requirements, and drawing discrepancies. The solutions for these problems that affect the handover of PFI projects were then identified consisting of planning, control, monitoring, the level of competency and experience of team members and the stakeholder management. The research also looks at project control and monitoring failure, collaboration issues and human-related matters. A framework for a more successful handover of PFI projects in Malaysia is then proposed. Through this framework, this study’s contribution will minimize the numbers of delaying handing over of PFI project towards its operational stage. At the same time, it provides valuable information for the government, public and private sectors alike, on the key factors that need to be highlighted for a more successful handover of the PFI projects. © 2021, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: And commissioning; Defect; Delay; Handover; Private Finance Initiative (PFI)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2023 09:09
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023 09:09

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