The Practical Completion Certificate is one of the final contractual milestone for the hand-over of the project and facility from the Contractor to the Client. It identifies any minor omissions or defects before final Hand-Over.


What is a project’s Practical Completion and Hand-over?

Typically, Practical Completion is the stage when:

  • a Project is coming to an end
  • the scope of a project has been completed in accordance with the contract by the Contractor
  • all relevant safety and statutory requirements and certification (with the exception of minor defects or minor omissions) are met
  • the facility is reasonably suitable for hand-over to Client from the Contractor. This allows the Client to get familiar with the new facility and equipment, caryout training of operators and product commissioning.

When the project reach this stage, the contractor will hand over possession of the facility with all compliance certificates to the Client and once the financial obligations are met under the terms of the contract.

The final “Hand-Over” occurs when all the scope of the project, outstanding defects or minor omissions and testing/commissioning are completed. It is the final contractual milestone between Contractor and Client in a Project as shown in the flowchart below.

Project Practical Completion and Handover

E03-50-00 Project Quality System Flowchart – Handover

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Project Practical Completion Project Quality System

Who needs this document?

  • Vendors – equipment fabricators and manufacturers; mechanical piping contractors
  • Any department who uses equipment & utilities in R&D, manufacturing, testing, laboratories.
  • Projects, Validation, Engineering department
  • Quality Control
  • Manufacturing

Related Documents:

E03-50-00 Project Quality System Flowchart

E03-50-01 Project Quality System Policy

E03-50-02 Project Change Control

E03-50-03 Project & Quality Plan (Concise)

E03-50-04 Project Construction Checklist

E03-51-01 Project Documentation & Testing Requirements

E03-52-01 Material of Construction Specification

E03-53-01 Project Procurement & Inspection Procedure

E03-54-01 Preparation & Welding of Critical Piping

E03-54-02 Passivation of Stainless Steel & Record Form


E03-55-01 Inspection & Test Plan (Form)

E03-55-02 Welding – Dye Penetrant Inspection Procedure & Record Form

E03-55-03 Piping Hydrostatic Test Procedure & Form

E03-60-XX Pre-Commissioning Checklist – various equipment

E03-60-01 Pre-Commissioning Checklist – Pump (Centrifugal)

E03-80-01 Equipment Qualification SOP

E03-80-01F1 Qualification Summary Report

E03-80-01F2 Protocol Variance Report Form

E03-81-01 IQ Protocol Template

E03-82-01 IQ Protocol Template For Ancillary Equipment

E03-83-01 OQ Protocol Template

E03-84-01 PQ Protocol Template

E02-90-01 Project Practical Completion Certificate – this document

E02-90-02 Project Hand Over Certificate

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