PFI behaviours report officially published

Report unveiled as Infrastructure & Projects Authority releases its annual report, plus updated information on PFI projects via its PFI Dashboard

Credit: IPA

The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has published the independent report on the status of behaviours, relationships and disputes across the PFI sector.

Authored by industry veterans Barry White and Andrew Fraiser, the report sought to investigate issues in relationships between parties in PFI contracts, following increasing concerns over antagonistic and aggressive behaviours and broken relationships.

As revealed by Partnerships Bulletin last week, the White Fraiser Report calls for a ‘reset’ in relationships and urges parties to work together wherever possible.

The report also recommends the creation of a PFI Dispute Resolution Forum, which would look to tackle disputes between parties where they arise.

There has been a mixed response to the report since its main contents were revealed by Partnerships Bulletin, with some welcoming it as a step in the right direction, while others raising concerns that there is too little acknowledgement of some of the “toxic” behaviours and relationships that have developed in some contracts.

To read the full report, click here.

The report’s publication came at the same time as the IPA published its annual report, as well as an update to its PFI and PF2 data, including a PFI Dashboard that provides an interactive approach to filtering information on contracts.