Public Private Partnerships Execution

Public Private Partnerships Execution

Learn how to manage a Public Private Partnership after commercial close

Public Private Partnerships Execution

(30 customer reviews)


Public Private Partnerships Execution training teaches how to apply the structuring and drafting Processes of PPP tender documents and contracts, the tendering and awarding of PPP contracts, and the management of PPP contracts during the Construction and Operations Phases.

Delivery format: Classroom, Virtual-Led & Self-Paced Online
Certification: Public Private Partnerships Execution

The purpose of the Public Private Partnerships Execution certification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply the structuring and drafting Process of PPP tender documents and the PPP contract, the tendering and awarding of PPP contracts, and the management of PPP contracts during the Construction and Operations Phases. A successful Execution candidate should, with suitable direction and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, be able to start structuring and drafting PPP tender documents and PPP contracts, manage the tender and awarding of PPP contracts, and manage PPP contracts during the Construction and Operations Phases, whilst anticipating and planning for hand back requirements at the end of the contract period, but they may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. This is the primary outcome intended for the certification.

The APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) and partly funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally. CP3P is the definitive credential to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international PPP good practice.

For candidates involved on the private sector side of PPPs, successful achievement of the certification will enable the candidate, with suitable direction and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to start applying knowledge of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity, Government’s tender processes, and Government’s perspective of the Construction and Operations Phases, to pursue PPP opportunities and understand their own roles and responsibilities in the implementation of the PPP and management of PPP projects on the private sector side.

The PPP Certification Program Guide, referred to as the PPP Guide, was written by PPP practitioners. It comprises best practices from many countries and aims to bring a consistency of terms used in PPPs and to increase skills and capacity for the delivery of PPPs. Please see a summary of the PPP Guide below:

Public Private Partnerships Certification PAth

The Public Private Partnerships Execution Course and Examination are based on Chapters 5-8 of the PPP Guide. This is a practitioner-level certification – aimed at people involved in either developing or implementing PPP frameworks and in the initiation or implementation of PPP projects.

The APMG Certified PPP professional is a Registered Trade Mark of the APM Group Limited.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Execution course are:

  • Offer relevant insight into the interactions between the Appraisal Phase and the Structuring and Drafting Phase, and propose and evaluate the need for refinement of previous analysis during the Structuring Phase;
  • Help others understand the structuring concept and the importance of allowing sufficient time to design the project contract;
  • Recognize approaches to financial structuring from the public perspective, help to define public financial support mechanisms that can be implemented without compromising Value for Money (VfM), suggest different revenue regimes and payment mechanisms appropriate to the contract, help to define the most appropriate revenue regime and/or payment mechanism solution and help others to develop all the details of the financial structure;
  • Support risk structuring and risk allocation, and identify appropriate approaches to allocate risks;
  • Help others understand the importance of marketing the project and re-testing the project with the market before launching, and suggest appropriate ways of doing this;
  • Help to incorporate the risk allocation, financial structure, and payment mechanism into the contract and develop other fundamental provisions of the contract;
  • Support the detailed design of a Tender Process that is consistent with the applicable framework and drives value-for-money outcomes;
  • Identify how the private sector screens markets and projects, prepares and submits bids, and raises funds;
  • Help to define prequalification or qualification requirements and awarding/evaluation criteria and other issues of a Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposal, and help others to understand the importance of managing approvals and authorizations and getting ready for launching the tender;
  • Suggest actions to manage the Qualification and Evaluation Processes, including any potential need for changes or re-scheduling in the Procurement Process;
  • Support the drafting of the tender documentation;
  • Identify and support the management of approvals and authorizations through to financial close;
  • Help others understand the distinction between commercial close and financial close, the need for conditions prior to contract signature, and the key elements of the financial close process;
  • Help to design a PPP Contract Management Framework, appropriate governance, and a contract management team and suggest roles and responsibilities within the contract management team;
  • Identify ways, and put in place mechanisms, to monitor non-compliance and under-performance and ensure that the Private Partner performs its obligations to deliver and commission the asset and the Government performs its obligations in accepting the asset;
  • Identify ways, and put in place mechanisms, to monitor non-compliance and under-performance and ensure that the Private Partner performs its operations and maintenance obligations and the Government performs its obligations during the operational stage under the PPP contract;
  • Identify ways, and put in place mechanisms, to manage stakeholder interfaces to support project outcomes;
  • Recognize the need for, and issues that arise from, changes to requirements, changes in ownership, re-financing, and asset renewal, and suggest actions to manage these changes, renegotiations;
  • Identify types of cause of claims, preventative solutions, and steps to follow to deal with the various forms of claims that may arise (including compensation and relief);
  • Identify dispute resolution procedures and support the resolution of disputes;
  • Help to design the Exit and Handover strategy for a PPP contract and suggest actions to ensure compliance with required asset handover and preparation for continuity of operations after asset handover.

Target Audience

Individuals who are involved in the structuring and tendering of PPP projects and the management of PPP contracts, mostly public sector officials and practitioners and their advisors and consultants. Private sector (private industry i.e. developers, contractors, investors, and financiers) who have an interest as a way to understand better:

  • The PPP concept as a procurement method
  • Government tender processes
  • Structuring of the PPP contract
  • Management of a PPP contract
  • Government’s perspective of the construction and operations phases

Exam Structure

The Public Private Partnerships Execution examination is structured as follows:

  • Complex multiple choice
  • 4 questions – 20 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Open book (PPP Guide only)



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30 reviews for Public Private Partnerships Execution

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    Salpiseth HENG

    Much relevant to my career and great benefits to my organization (General Department of Public-Private Partnerships). I prefer a classroom course for better focus.

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    Sakan In

    The flexible hours and the upload materials/lectures for reviews after the course are perfect for me. I think trainer need to spend enough time on Question and Answers part.

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    Sopheaphala Tuon

    Love the engagement between trainer and trainee and also the course material, suggest having more time for practical exercise

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    Meyka Chea

    Trainer is very knowledgeable, I think we need longer duration for training

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    Khalid Huda

    It was interesting and based on practical experiences.

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    Haroon Munawar

    Our Trainer was very cooperative and very good. It’s better if the exam timing can be increased as English is not our first language.

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    Muhammad Memon

    The narration and quality of course was good enough to understand and learning. However online learning is quite a tough procedure to follow, at times you loose concentration due to other disturbances.

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    Nana Karikari

    The course allowed the participants to share their practical experience which I think it is great and insightful.

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    Ahmed Abdulrazaq

    The lectures and the recorded videos were very helpful. I think a mixture of essays and objective questions should be introduced as part of the exams..The essays will provide an opportunity to explain what you have learned. Jan’s explanation during the course was very helpful.

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    Kwabena Afrifa

    Class was succinct and well detailed for PPP projects all round.

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    Degbane Osawe

    Jan was very helpful with keeping the class interactive. If course duration could be extended would be great.

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    All the part of the course was very relevant. The different modules are perfectly provided by the trainer.

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    The experience of the trainer, the experience shared by participants, the new knowledge are things I like about the course! I would recommend trainer to include practical experience of PPP project under operation to materialize knowledge gain

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