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The impartiality of contract administrator's duties

Mohd. Sabri, Noor Syafiqah (2010) The impartiality of contract administrator's duties. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.

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Abstract

The Contract Administrator (CA) is responsible for day-to-day administration of the contracts, authorised performance of a project and to fulfill project requirements. The first role of a CA is to act as the employer’s agent by carrying out their instructions, while the second role is to be a decision maker on issues involving the contractors and employers due to opposing interests. They shall execute their duties with impartiality and by not being bias to any party involved such as in approving payments, issuing certificate, and evaluating claims between employers and contractors. This research offers an idea of Contract Administrator’s impartiality upon performing their duties. Therefore, the objective of this is to identify the circumstances under which the issues of CA’s impartiality have been debated during performing their duties. In order to achieve this objective, this research is conducted by analysing relevant court cases from Malaysia and other countries. The impartiality of CA can be challenged when the CA allows their judgement to be influenced; the CA acts in the interests of any parties; the CA lacks sufficient firmness in order to determine the decision; and lastly when the CA’s judgement and conduct are controlled by the principal. As a conclusion, throughout the construction process which involves all those duties, the Contract Administrator must always being impartial in performing it.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Kontrak Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2010; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maizon Hashim
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:26788
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:07 Aug 2012 17:01
Last Modified:16 Aug 2017 17:05

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