Public–Private Partnerships

Business Guide | June 2018

The process for procuring public–private partnerships should be designed and implemented to comply with the six core procurement principles—economy, efficiency, fairness, transparency, quality, and value for money.

This guidance note discusses the selection of public–private partnership (PPP) operators for ADB’s sovereign lending operations. It describes the procurement principles applying to these PPPs; highlights particular considerations in PPP procurement; and provides references to some of the extensive literature available on PPP establishment, procurement, and management.

Video: How is procurement managed differently for projects under a Public–Private Partnership or PPP?


  • Introduction
  • Procurement Principles
  • Key Considerations in Public–Private Partnership Procurement