Getting to financial close on PPPs: Aligning transaction advisor payment terms with project success

Getting to commercial close on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) transaction is a major 2363688612_6d71737477_bmilestone. But the deal is far from done. Getting from commercial close to financial close involves satisfying a long list of PPP contract Conditions Precedent, the terms, and conditions of lenders, among other requirements. The process is tricky and involves a lot of heavy lifting, particularly in emerging markets where the market for PPPs and supporting institutional structures may not yet be robust. None of this is news. Continue reading


PPPsDeadline: 11-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: SCOPE OF WORK: Under this consultancy work, a Multi-Sector Screening and Prioritization Tool for proposed infrastructure projects (from the 19 infrastructure sectors as defined in Perpres 38/2015), will be developed for the Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS).

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eC2: Support to the Government of Uganda for a Capacity Building Program for Implementing PPPs

Deadline: 14-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Finance and Markets Global Practice and the Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG) Group of the World Bank, supported by DFID, intend to engage the services of a consulting firm qualified and experienced in PPP related technical, financial, institutional and legal work to develop and deliver a comprehensive training program for relevant government entities and other relevant stakeholders in PPPs and infrastructure financing. The services expected are described in the Terms of Reference.


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Rebel Supports the World Bank in Developing Global Guidelines for the Management of Unsolicited Proposals in Infrastructure Projects

RebelGroup (or “Rebel”)—the majority Dutch firm with offices in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Manila, Johannesburg, and Washington D.C.—has been advising governments on the development of infrastructure projects for 15 years. Over the past decades, Rebel has both experienced and shaped some of the major trends in the global infrastructure market—including a significant growth in the use of public-private partnerships (PPPs).

PPPs allow a government to engage a private company for the construction, maintenance, operations, and financing of an infrastructure project in a long-term contract that—through its focus on optimal risk allocation and performance incentives—maximizes value to society. PPPs have relieved many governments from the cost overruns and delays that traditionally plagued infrastructure projects, allowing more projects to be delivered on-time and on-budget.


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eC2: Support to the PPP Program in Cameroon

Deadline: 18-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: This consultancy will support the government of Cameroon to build a moreCameroon. conducive PPP framework in Cameroon. Through a modernized PPP legal and institutional framework and enhanced capacity of PPP institutions, in particular CARPA, to identify and prepare PPP projects, the Government in Cameroon will be in a better position to attract private sector participation in infrastructure development.

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eC2: PPP Capacity Building for Mass Transit Development in Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline: 11-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is seeking a consultant to (1) develop a private sector strategy that determines opportunities for private sector financing of urban transport projects in Hanoi, Vietnam and (2) build institutional capacity within the Hanoi government for implementing the private sector strategy, including PPP.


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eC2: Central America – Outline Business Case for Six PPP projects

Deadline:  28-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

in-edfreightcorridor3Objective: The consulting firm should develop six outlines of business cases for six different PPP projects in Central America. Preparation of Pre-feasibility study review shall consist of the following topics: a. Legal and institutional review; b. Technical review; c. Economic and commercial review; d. Social and environmental assessment; e. Review on types of PPP in infrastructure provision; f. Risks review; g. Review on the need of Government Support and/or Guarantee; and h. Review on outstanding issues that need to be solved.

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eC2: Model Framework for Municipal Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

Deadline: 21-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is pursuing an initiative aimed at developing model processes and documentation to help municipalities deliver more cost effective and faster PPP. This initiative will set out model documentation for the following PPP structure: Design, build, finance, operation, maintenance and transfer of an asset where a private entity is asked to (a) design and build a new asset (or refurbish an existing asset),(b) finance the build,(c) operate and maintain the asset,(d) earn revenues from the operation of that asset (whether from users, from other associated commercial activities and/or from payments made by government for operating the asset; and with or without a revenue share paid by the private investor), and (e) hand the asset back to government at the end of the period. Building on successful municipal programs in countries like Tanzania, Kenya and Indonesia, this initiative will gather lessons learned and turn them into municipal PPP frameworks for developing countries.


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eC2: Technical Consultant Southeastern Europe Airport PPP

Deadline:  16-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)


Objective: IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is in the process of being retained by a Government in Southeastern Europe to act as lead advisor on attracting private investment through a Public-Private Partnership for development of an airport or multiple airports. The Government is considering granting a long-term concession for expansion, operation and maintenance of the airport(s) to (i) benefit from expertise of an experienced operator to improve the quality of the service at the airport(s); (ii) access private financing for the airport(s) expansion. IFC’s primary role will be to support the Government in defining an appropriate scope of the PPP transaction and investment plan, exploring PPP options, structuring a PPP contract and conducting a transparent bidding procedure to attract a private investor to finance, design, expand, operate and maintain the airport(s) (the Project).

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eC2: Technical Consultant – Airport PPPs – IFC PPP Transaction Advisory

Deadline:  03-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC PPP Transaction Advisory is seeking to recruit an international technical consultant for structuring and implementation of an airport concession tender. The airport is in a EU member state and has capacity of ~5m passengers annually. Additional project information will be disclosed to the shortlisted companies. The work of the technical consultants is to be divided into two main phases. Phase 1 transaction structuring will encompass a technical analysis of all aspects of the project, including traffic projections, capital investment program, and environmental and social issues. Phase 2 will consist of the transaction implementation and will require from the technical consultant to assist in the successful tendering of the project by providing input to the technical annexes of the project documents, assistance with the bidders due diligence and evaluation of their technical offers.

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