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A conceptual contract framework for research to develop a contract framework for outsourcing of facilities management in Malaysian hospitals

Baba, Maizan and Abdul Hakim, Mohammed (2007) A conceptual contract framework for research to develop a contract framework for outsourcing of facilities management in Malaysian hospitals. In: Proceedings of Criocm 2007 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management And Real Estate. Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., China, pp. 1052-1064. ISBN 978-0-7334-2542-4

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Abstract

This paper aims to identify the contract framework for outsourcing of facilities management of hospitals in Malaysia. The scope is the facilities engineering management services. The focus is the operation stage of the outsourcing project. It comprises the service start-up, implementation, on-going service development, review and project close. The framework is identified from the practices of public and private hospitals in Malaysia, and literatures. The public hospitals use a more comprehensive contract due to the big number of hospitals involved, scattered all over the country. There are those that have existed for more than 50 years. The comprehensiveness is to enable the client and consultant to manage, and the contractors and sub-contractors to deliver the large number hospitals specific required service levels. The private hospitals use a simpler contract, as the consultant is a subsidiary company. It stresses the contractors and consultant to follow the practice and procedures of the hospitals. However, both hospitals and the literatures describe the service start-up and implementation processes in more detail than the other three processes. This may imply that both processes have more issues to be managed; there are also more characteristics of requirements for good outsourcing contracts.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (CRIOCM 2007) Sydney, Australia, Aug. 08-13, 2007 Chinese Res Inst Construct Management; Univ New S Wales; Shenzhen Univ
Uncontrolled Keywords:outsourcing, facilities management, hospital, contract framework, users
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:11628
Deposited By: Nor Asmida Abdullah
Deposited On:24 Dec 2010 05:11
Last Modified:24 Dec 2010 05:20

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