Public Private Partnerships Execution

Learn how to manage a Public Private Partnership after commercial close

Public Private Partnerships Execution


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Public Private Partnerships Execution training learns 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

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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 from 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 part 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.

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 hand-over and preparation for continuity of operations after asset hand-over.

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 better understand:

  • 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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29 reviews for Public Private Partnerships Execution

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    Peter Ofori-Asumadu

    The course clearly covers the specific approach to handling PPPs which is quite different from the usual Procurement approach. The time allocated to the exam should be improved. Good Course!

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    Arouna IFATOUMA

    Overall is great! If there is one thing that could improve, I would like this to be a face to face course somewhere with a period of time exclusively set aside for it without the daily challenges of the workplace.

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    This course is very interesting and important. But unfortunately, it is a bit difficult for us French speakers to understand as the course is conducted in English. The World Bank should look and see if it can solve this problem to be fair by making separate courses for French speakers or by giving more days for the same courses to French speakers.

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    Konan Raoul KOUAME

    The whole course experience was super good. Very interesting course. It would be perfect if we can have this course physically and meet in classroom. Big thanks to the trainer!

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    Clear explanations and examples to enlighten some parts of the courses are well appreciated. The time allocated to the course is short and should be reviewed.

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    Folake Olagunju

    The trainer – Jan was able to explain provide further clarification and examples where needed. It would be great if in person training is provided and I would recommend the trainer to use a real project to talk through the concepts especially those related to funding.

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    Olumuyiwa Shokunbi

    I like how the instructor carried everyone along without putting participants on the spot to answer questions. Class is a bit early for me, but given the time difference between countries, it’s was a fair arrangement. Great job Jan! Many thanks to you and your team

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    Paiva Jorge do Rosário

    After the experience with the previous courses, I ended up “aligning” with the delivery concept. The delivery approach, the availability of information and their source are perfect!

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    Maimouna SIDIBE

    I like how we can share our experiences in the class. Learned new concepts and have a better understanding of how to deal with all stages of PPP process. I wish the course duration was longer as it was difficult to follow the class and keep working in offices without being disturbed. Thanks very much to the teachers, the ECOWAS and the World Bank and all the candidates.

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    Helga Vicente

    Course interaction is good. Perhaps it would be better if the course is conducted in different language such as Portuguese.

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    Mukhtar Abdulkarim

    The guide was detailed and the trainer was very open to listening to each of our questions.

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    Gana NDOYE

    The specific concepts of PPP different from traditional procurement are what I liked the most about the course. I strongly recommend to extend the duration of the courses as we need time to digest all the key concepts.

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    Beny Irzanto

    Interactive discussion with the trainer is what I like most about the course! It would be great to extend the duration of the trainings.

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    Rizka Anandita

    The trainer’s competency and professionalism were excellent. If I could improve one thing, it would be to have this training in a classroom course.

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    Fogapoa Samoa

    I still can’t believe this is over, what a journey through and efforts we put through. It was a dream from the beginning to get full pass on the three stages, as it will make us more comfortable in doing our jobs and feeling good wherever we go in the world. Super happy to be the first certified in PPP Expert in Samoa.

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Event Details

Cybiant offer the following learning options for this course:

Self-Paced-Online Learning - 3 months access
If your a choosing the Self-Paced-Online (SPO) learning option, you will complete the course on your own time, in your own pace. Cybiant will provide you with access to an online learning environment where you can watch videos, and practice with sample questions. The SPO option provides access for 3 months, and includes the official exam.

Virtual Training - 2x2hours per day
If you are choosing the virtual training learning option, you will participate in a live course by a Cybiant instructor, which is delivered 100% online. You will receive meeting invitations to participate in the live lectures through the Zoom platform. There will be 2 x 2-hour sessions per day, so this option does provide you with flexibility to plan some other work. All sessions are recorded, in case you miss any of the session. All virtual training courses include the official examination, which will be taken online on the last day of class.

Classroom Training - full day
If you are choosing the classroom training option, you will participate in this training in a live class in a 5-star hotel. This training option provides you with the opportunity to discuss topics in detail with other course participants, and learn from their experience. You will be trained by one of our Cybiant experts, and will complete the exam on the last day of class. Training is conducted daily, based on the following time schedule:

Start time: 09:00 UTC+08

End time: 17:00 UTC+08


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