PPP : Policy Issues and options
The term Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is increasingly used to embrace the range of options now available to policy makers who need to choose the best combination of supply sources for a particular activity. Today, there is wider acceptance that competition has a role to play in the provision of efficient services to the public.

Suitability -  who should attend?
This course is for people who have either recently moved into a PPP / PFI project team or are already a part of the procurement team. The course takes a more in depth look at the key aspects of project management, in the context of PFI. It covers some of the salient parts of the procurement process, and also some of the main project management pitfalls that can beset a project of this nature.

Aims of  the course
This programme equips managers to address the strengths, weaknesses and relevance of their options analytically and objectively:

  • Should the service remain in the public sector but with performance enhancements?
  • Should it be contracted out or outsourced, possibly to the voluntary sector?
  • Should it be fully or partially privatised?
  • Or should it be provided by a joint venture between the public and private sectors, a true public private partnership?

Delegates will also be able to:

  • Contribute successfully to the development of strategies and individual projects in your organisation
  • Identify those services or activities that might benefit from a greater private sector input and those that should remain in the public sector
  • With the chosen option, manage the process to a successful contract, partnership or transfer of ownership

Training Course Content
This training course is designed to cover the following headings

  • The social and economic case for involving the private sector in delivering a variety of traditional public services
  • How to adopt a strategic approach to making decisions on PPP based on logic rather than ‘fashion’
  • The benefits of competition
  • How to build relations with private suppliers as part of a partnership programme
  • How to organise and manage fair and open competition

Dates
9th - 20th February 2015 / 8th - 19th February 2016: London
28th August 2015 / 15th - 26th August 2016: London
20th November 2015 / 7th - 18th November 2016:  Malaysia - Kuala lumpur

Cost
Two weeks training: £3,850
One week course: £2,200