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Newly implemented PROJAS to evaluate WPC

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, Kuching: An assessment tool has been introduced beginning this year to evaluate the performance of works package contractors (WPCs).

The tool, known as Project Assessment System (PROJAS) is an independent methodology to measure and evaluate the WPCs on their construction management comprising 10 assessment components which include among others works planning,risk, contracts and health, safety and environment (HSE) and quality.

The assessment will be conducted twice a year in June and December by a group of assessors from LBU on the 11 WPCs for this purpose and ratings will be given based on the specific performance criteria.

Every assessment component contributes different weightages within a range of 5% to 20% each and scores will be given to the set criteria based on the level of compliance by the WPCs.

The assessors will review the project deliverables and reports while conducting site inspections and interviewing key personnel during the assessment process.

The rankings will be announced and champions will be recognised through three categories of awards namely Overall Best Performing WPC, Best Performing WPC for Health, Safety and Environment and Best Performing WPC for Traffic Management.

LBU chief executive officer Ir. Safuani Abdul Hamid said that this assessment was in line with the Project Delivery Partner’s commitment to continually improve and create best construction practices and also to drive the project team in delivering the best for the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project.

PROJAS definitely comes timely as it will ensure the highest degree of construction quality from all the WPCs and at the same time to complete the project on time and within cost allocated.