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Pros and cons of incomplete contract in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Project

Mansor, Syaimasyaza and Abdul Rashid, Khairuddin and Ayob, Mohd Fairullazi and Hasan, Sharina Farihah (2019) Pros and cons of incomplete contract in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Project. The European Proceedings of Multidisciplinary Sciences, LXXIII. pp. 1-882. ISSN 2421-826X E-ISSN 2421-826X

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A contract is incomplete when it did not clearly spell out among others the parties’ responsibilities and duties for all realized contingency and it contain loophole, some provisions being left out, and the wording used contain element of vagueness. Incomplete contract is said to be inevitable especially for projects with lengthy contract period, a lot of risk and/or uncertainty, such as Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects. IC has both its PROs (positive) and CONs (negative) implications. Flexibility to deal with uncertainty when it arises is the PROs of IC while the CONs are inefficiencies and costs, contract amendment and others. PFI is among the key alternative procurement used in Malaysia. However, there has been criticism about PFI e.g. lopsided contractual agreement, absence of robust and transparent agreement, and vagueness in terms of sustainable element. Based on the issues mentioned, it is therefore,significant to carry out this research to assess the PROs and CONs implications of IC in PFI projects. Research method begin with literature review and followed by two rounds of Modified Delphi method. 18 and 13 panellists involved in the MD. The results from the research have identified eight (8) PROs and six (6) CONs. Findings of the research are significant for the improvement of future PFI project whereby PFI stakeholders can come out with proper action to deal with implications of IC.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6985/78180
Uncontrolled Keywords: Incomplete contract, implication, Private Finance Initiative
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH4021 Buildings. Construction with reference to use.
T Technology > TX Home economics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2020 15:14
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 02:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78180

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