Friday, 6 February 2009

About Kamarul Rashdan Bin Salleh - Part 1

Since 1997, I had attached to the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford and now responsible for overseeing the Malaysian PFI Advisory Team. My expertise mainly on ppp/pfi, facilities management and whole life cost. I had published a few articles on the key issues of ppp/pfi and gave a presentation in the National Asset and Facility Management Convention on “Best Practices and Success Stories in Asset and Facility Management – Sharing of Experiences” in 2007.

I am also Associate Director of the Mace Group and at the forefront in advising, developing and managing both capital and lifecycle project investments as well as key cost and risk drivers that influence construction process, long term vision, social inclusion, external affairs sensitivity, sustainability and relationships between partnering organisations and stakeholders. I am now a leading Cost Consultant for Hertfordshire County Council and London Borough of Croydon responsible for cost modelling, planning and controlling as well as procuring the Local Education Partnership through competitive dialogue for the Building Schools for the Future, valued at £5 billion over the next 15 years.

I hold Diploma in Quantity Surveying (ITM), BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Glasgow), MPhil in Facilities Management (Strathclyde) and PhD in Construction Economics (Salford). Also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and British Institute of Facilities Management.

With over 10 years of hands on experience in education, healthcare and residential sector, I had involved in pre and post contract delivering best value at every level of project cycle. My scope of works include investment appraisals, feasibility studies, OBC and FBC, capital and operational expenditure models, building and lifecycle cost plans, payment mechanism, output specification, service level agreement, performance standard, administering procurement and supply chain framework, monitoring claims and drawdowns, cost control involving valuation, change management and early warning notice, final account, due diligence on commercial and contractual issues, best value review, DQI process, public sector comparator and benchmarking performance linked to payment mechanism. I am familiar with JCT, IFC, NEC, ECC and bespoke conditions of contract for both new build and refurbishment projects under traditional, design and build or ppp/pfi procurement routes.

It is in these sort of responsibilities that I have meticulously developed my knowledge on the following aspects: create multi faceted cost competencies than can integrate with the overall vision, strategy and functionality; establish procurement process that can deliver an appropriate balance between investment and cost; and maximise negotiation strategies that can increase value and deliver savings on resources competition. I believe by considering these aspects would result in competitive advantage and best value investment.

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