This intermediate level course focuses on the pre-construction stage of a PPP, including project tender up to selection of preferred bidder, signing the PPP contract and financing agreements. The training will equip its participants from both public and private sectors with sufficient skills essential for this critical stage of the PPP procurement cycle: identification and allocation of risks, securing sources of finance and negotiation of key project terms.
This training is aimed primarily at professionals with practical experience in PPPs, public sector procurement or private financing and management of infrastructure. The course builds up on the Fundamentals of PPP course, therefore participants are expected to have a good understanding of key PPP concepts. Basic knowledge of project management and project finance is not a prerequisite, but would be an advantage.
The course will look at the PPP project procurement process via the risk management perspective and provide effective guidance in the critical considerations for successfully negotiating and delivering PPP Projects. It will also give participants a detailed understanding of the international infrastructure financing marketplace and share strategies of seeking financing for PPPs from commercial banks, international financing institutions, export credit agencies, as well as institutional investors, bond markets, etc.
The training is based on international experience and best practice. It makes intensive use of case studies, discussions and exercises that involve all participants. Delegates who have attended the course will be able to identify and resolve key procurement issues, successfully managing project negotiations obtain financing, add value to the PPP project.