The NSW Government is strongly committed to the delivery of infrastructure and services to the people of NSW.
Public Private Partnerships are one of the options available to Government to procure infrastructure and offers opportunities to improve services and achieve overall better value for money outcomes, primarily through:
- appropriate risk transfer,
- encouraging innovation,
- greater asset utilisation, and
- integrated whole-of-life management.
Public Private Partnership Policy
The procurement of infrastructure and associated services through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) by any NSW Government agency, including State Owned Corporations (SOCs), must comply with:
- NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework
- National Public Private Partnerships Policy and Guidelines (the National PPP Guidelines)
- NSW specific requirements in the NSW Public Private Partnership Policy & Guidelines (TPG22-21)
NSW Public Private Partnership Policy & Guidelines requires that a public infrastructure project with a total estimated capital value exceeding $200 million must be assessed for possible PPP procurement, having regard to value-for-money drivers as part of the Procurement Strategy. Appendix 4 PPP Assessment Framework of the NSW Public Private Partnership Policy & Guidelines provides guidance for completing an initial, high-level, qualitative assessment to determine whether a capital project is potentially suitable for a PPP at the Strategic Business Case stage to inform the Procurement Strategy
PPP projects procured through an unsolicited proposal process must also comply with the Unsolicited Proposals: Guide for Submission and Assessment, which can be found on the NSW Government website.
The NSW PPP Policy & Guidelines provide Government agencies, the private sector, advisers and other stakeholders, with a streamlined guide to the NSW specific requirements for PPP preparation, procurement and management, and complement the National PPP Guidelines.
The Infrastructure and Structured Finance Unit (ISFU) can advise government agencies on any aspect of these NSW PPP Policy & Guidelines.
Queries on the National PPP Guidelines can be directed to Infrastructure Australia.