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How we work

PPP policy in Scotland is a devolved responsibility. PPP development in Scotland follows closely emerging PPP policy areas taken forward by HM Treasury.

The Scottish Team, working within this context, is able to provide PPP expertise across all stages of projects (inception and development, procurement and operation).

Examples of what we do include:

  • Advice on project and programme governance structures

  • Advice on Procurement Issues and Procurement Strategy

  • Provision of PPP Policy advice and support

  • PPP programme and project development and support (PUK can provide financial and human resources)

  • Ad hoc project reviews for public sector funders at key project stages

  • Provide Feasibility study and Business Case support and reviews

  • Assist with advisory appointments

  • Advise and support on commercial and contractual issues in PPPs

  • Assist in dispute resolution and operational contract issues

Some Examples of our work:

Project Level Support across PPP Programmes in Scotland

The PUK Scottish team have developed a series of reviews that are implemented at key procurement stages on individual projects across the programme of investment.

Key Stage Reviews have been undertaken prior to OJEU, at tender launch, at Preferred Bidder selection and pre financial close across major infrastructure investment sectors. The Key Stage Review process initiated, developed and implemented by PUK has been found to do the following:-

  • provides a conduit by which the Scottish Executive can now exercise control and review over projects;

  • has allowed early intervention and specialist support requirements on projects to be identified and implemented;

  • has improved procurement risk management of individual projects and across programmes;

  • has enhanced delivery of robust, affordable and Value for Money projects thereby improving market appetite

Reports at each KSR stage culminate in a number of recommendations for taking the project forward that, if implemented, lead to a more effective and efficient PFI procurement. This process is now being adopted by other UK PPP programme sponsors.


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