Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) may be well conceived and pass through initial project planning, appraisal and procurement phases, yet they may still stall and fail to achieve financial close. PPPs differ considerably from traditional forms of procurement, bring with them many opportunities and advantages but also much greater complexity and different and substantial risks. This course builds on the fundamental understanding of PPPs. It equips delegates to deal with the process of reaching a final PPP contract, managing the contract during construction and operational phases and, finally, dealing with the “handback” process at the end of the PPP contract.
The course will look at the process from the preferred provider decision through to financial close. This is a key part of the process that can carry significant risk and needs to be prepared for and handled well. Delegates will learn best practice approaches to PPP contract management and reporting and the ways in which risks can best be managed throughout the contract life. They will learn what is and is not typically negotiable under a PPP and develop key negotiation skills, and explore contract management arrangements and the associated risks from the government perspective. Finally, delegates will examine the approaches to forming contracts and factors towards contract end that help achieve an optimal asset “handback” at the conclusion of the contract.
This is week one of The PPP, Procurement and Contract Management Toolkit.
On completion, you will be able to:
- Understand what is required to move a PPP contract towards “Financial Close” and successful delivery
- Conclude PPP financing structures and arrangements under a bankable PPP
- Effectively participate in negotiations with potential and current providers
- Construct a PPP contract management framework
- Apply lessons in the effective avoidance, management and resolution of PPP contract issues
- Prepare for and plan asset “handback” at the contract end
- Achieving Financial Close
- PPP Financing
- Contract Design and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
- Contract Negotiations
- Contract Management approaches and practical application
- Contract Issue Management
- Negotiations with Providers
- Asset management, maintenance and handback
All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.