August 2023

Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships: Capability Development and Learning from an Owner Perspective

Professor Eoin Reeves (ed), University of Limerick, Ireland

Article by Sujuan Zhang, Roine Leiringer & Graham Winch

The expanding use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure development and public service delivery poses commercial challenges for public sector owners (PSOs) regarding their capabilities to initiate, procure and manage PPP projects.  This paper focuses on the important role of owner project capabilities in infrastructure delivery.  The specific aim of this study is to explore how the necessary owner project capabilities, in particular commercial capabilities which focus on the interface between a project owner and its suppliers, are developed to ensure the effective procurement of infrastructure PPPs.

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