EPEC Workshops Mark the Completion of the Second WBIF PPP Assignment
National partners and EPEC jointly organised dissemination workshops in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia in July and October 2018. Around 120 practitioners from PPP units, line ministries, procuring authorities and municipalities, representatives of the WBIF and NIPAC Offices actively participated in discussing the findings of the assignment and experience sharing.
These workshops served to disseminate the findings and identified challenges as well as to present the PPP guidance documents developed under the assignment. The four new guidance documents focus on improving the understanding and capacity of public officials to evaluate, prepare and procure PPP projects in the countries of the region. The guides address specific regional issues in order to guide public officials through the PPP evaluation, preparation and delivery processes, as follows:
- The Guide to Preparing and Procuring a PPP Project provides officials in the Western Balkans with a description of the main activities during the PPP project identification, preparation and procurement phases.
- The Guide to the Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Value for Money in PPPs describes how to conduct quantitative and qualitative VfM assessments, based on current European practice.
- The PPP Procurement Handbook supports public authorities in the Western Balkans to efficiently structure and manage the PPP procurement process.
- The Guide to the Main Provisions of an Availability-based PPP Contract presents the main provisions and key terms commonly adopted to manage the principal elements of an availability-based PPP contract.
The guides, as well as a summary report on good practice and challenges faced along the lifecycle of PPP projects in the region, are available for download in Library.