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Public-Private-Partnership (PPP)
Ing. F. N. K. Agbenator
(Director, PPP)

FUNCTIONS OF THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE-PARTNERSHIP (PPP) DIRECTORATE

The Ministry of Roads & Highways Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Directorate shall be responsible for the PPP process in the road sector from project identification to contract signing and financial closure.This responsibility will be done to ensure that the projects provide optimal Value-for-Money (VFM) solutions to address the numerous challenges in the sector. The general roles of the directorate will be capacity building, co-ordination, facilitation, review and advisory.

This responsibility will be performed in close collaboration with the relevant directorates of MRH and the road agencies by leveraging all PPP skills in the sector to achieve timely delivery of projects.  The Directorate will be expected to establish and maintain a close link with the PubIic Investment Division (PID) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to ensure the proper alignment of the projects with national policy, priorities, best practices. The Directorate shall ensure the timely submissions of all PPP requests to the PID and other approving authorities and obtain approvals in accordance with the PPP policy and law. The Directorate shall provide regular reports on the status of all PPP projects in the sector to all stakeholders.

The Directorate shall lead the Project Development Team (PDT) or Project Implementation Team (PIT) at the ministerial level for all PPP projects. The Director-PPP shall report directly to the Chief Director- MRH.

The day-to-day contract management and implementation issues will be the responsibility of the road agencies through their Project Implementation Teams (PIT) and PPP Units

Specific responsibilities shall include the following

Solicited projects

  1. Identify and develop a portfolio of potential PPP projects in collaboration with the road agencies
  2. Develop Project Concept Notes and facilitate the registration of projects by the PID unit of MoF
  3. Procure Transaction Advisors and other external consultants to develop the pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to ascertain the viability of registered projects
  4. Review the outputs from all external consultants and facilitate submissions to the PID unit of Ministry of Finance for approval
  5. Review procurement documentation for approval by the relevant authorities
  6. Undertake the procurement of bidders and evaluation of proposals to select a suitable sponsor
  7. Prepare the draft contract for approval and award to the selected sponsor
  8. Participate in negotiations with the preferred bidder to reach final contract close and project commencement
  9. Monitor the progress of the project through the construction period

 

Unsolicited projects

  1. Assess preliminary proposals submitted by private sector proponents for consistency with the sector plans and priorities
  2. Develop Project Concept Notes and facilitate the registration of projects by the PID unit of MoF
  3. Procure Transaction Advisors and other external consultants to examine and advise on the proposal, pre-feasibility and feasibility reports from the proponent
  4. Undertake the procurement of bidders and evaluation of proposals to select a suitable sponsor after the receipt of approval of procurement documentation
  5. Prepare the draft contract for approval and award to the selected sponsor
  6. Participate in negotiations with the preferred bidder to reach final contract close and project commencement
  7. Monitor the progress of the project through the construction period
 
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