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Philippines: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45515-001 Status: Active

The capacity building technical assistance will help the Government of the Philippines (i) improve PPP enabling framework, (ii) strengthen institutional set-up and capacity in PPPs, (iii) help establish infrastructure investment financing and risk guarantee mechanisms to facilitate private sector interest, and (iv) help structure bankable PPP projects through sustainable project development financing.

Project Details

Project Officer
Lozano Astray, Maria Cristina Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines
Project Number 45515-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7796-PHI: Strengthening Public Private Partnerships in the Philippines
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Government of Canada US$ 1.20 million
Government of Australia US$ 7.00 million
TA 7796-PHI: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Government of Australia US$ 15.00 million
TA 7796-PHI: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines (Supplementary)
Government of Canada US$ 3.00 million
TA 7796-PHI: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines (Supplementary)
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The capacity building technical assistance will help the Government of the Philippines (i) improve PPP enabling framework, (ii) strengthen institutional set-up and capacity in PPPs, (iii) help establish infrastructure investment financing and risk guarantee mechanisms to facilitate private sector interest, and (iv) help structure bankable PPP projects through sustainable project development financing.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Inadequate infrastructure is a major development constraint in the Philippines. Infrastructure development has not kept pace with continued population growth and increasing urbanization. From a peak of 6% of GDP in 1998, private infrastructure investments have declined to below 1% over the past decade. The Philippines has had successful experience with PPPs in the power sector. The Government has shown strong commitment to moving PPP agenda forward. However, due to weak governance and despite abundant savings, successful private investment in other infrastructure sectors has been rather limited. The Government of the Philippines made promotion of private sector infrastracture investments through PPPs its priority. To increase private investment in infrastructure one needs to address such issues as inadequacy of the PPP policy, legal and regulatory frameworks, insufficiency of the institutional set-up and capacity to effectively promote and implement PPP projects, insufficiency of the system and capacity to prepare bankable PPP projects, and lack of long-term financing and credible risk guarantee mechanisms for PPP projects.
Impact The TA's impact will be increased private sector investment in infrastructure. This will contribute to an improved availability and quality of infrastructure services in Philippines and thus support economic growth, improve the country's competitiveness and contribute to poverty reduction.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The TA's outcome is an improved Government capacity to promote, develop and implement environmentally sound PPP projects. This will also contribute to improved public sector institutional capacity and governance.
Progress Toward Outcome In progress.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened PPP enabling framework

2. Strengthened capacity of the PPP Center

3. Institutionalized PPP best practices

4. Established long-term financing and risk guarantee mechanisms

5. Well-structured bankable PPP projects developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

TA closing date has been extended from 31 July 2018 to 31 March 2021.

a. On Strengthened PPP Enabling Framework output, the PPP Governing Board which institutionalized the PDMF and further strengthened the PPP Center, has issued ten PPP policy circulars on various PPP topics to provide policy guidance to implementing agencies in the implementation of their PPP projects. A new PPP Act is being taken up in Congress as a priority legislative bill, and when approved, will institutionalize the PPP Center, PPP Governing Board and legislate PPP reforms and best practices. The Government has issued guidelines on the Strategic Support Fund for PPP Projects, and has established a technical working group to manage contingent liabilities (CLs) on PPP projects.

b. Under Strengthened Capacity of PPP Center and Institutionalized PPP Best Practices outputs, various experts have been engaged to provide capacity building to the PPP Center and implementing agencies of PPP projects. The Government has issued a comprehensive National Government Agency (NGA) PPP Manual where environment and gender are mainstreamed, as well as a Local Government Units (LGU) PPP Manual. The TA is also supporting a Knowledge Management Portal (KMP) for the PPP Center, which is providing timely data-sharing services to bidders and various stakeholders such as bid documents and draft contracts. The TA has provided external training assistance to a total of 78 staff of the PPP Center, NEDA, DOF and Commission on Audit. Recently, 4 officials from the PPP Center and the Department of Transportation completed a knowledge sharing program with Australia's Infrastructure New South Wales under a Twinning Partnership to gain exposure to international best practice in PPP project implementation and contract management. Several critical IT equipment both hardware and software have also been procured under the TA and the engagement of an IT firm to enhance the PPP Center's KMP is ongoing.

c. Output on Established Long-term Financing and Risk Guarantee Mechanisms. In February 2017, the government launched the Supplemental Listing and Disclosure Rules applicable to PPP companies at the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange. The new rules will allow new sources of equity funding for infrastructure projects, which are getting bigger and costlier. Discussions are now ongoing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a possible listing of project bonds for PPP projects. A Technical Working Group (TWG) has been organized to help manage contingent liabilities (CLs) arising from PPP projects. It has worked on various policy related agenda, including drafting of the policy framework on management of CLs, guidance on budgetary allocation for PPP CLs in the General Appropriations Act, estimation of budgetary outflows for IAs in PPP projects, estimation of CLs in the existing PPP pipeline, and providing a uniform formula for termination payments in case of defaults.

d. On PPP project pipeline development and implementation, fifteen PPP projects have been awarded of which 10 are PDMF-supported, leveraging some $2.5 billion of project costs. Of these projects, 4 are now completed and operational while 7 are under construction.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with the relevant government agencies, private sector representatives, and development partners took place.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

It is proposed to recruit two international firms, three international individual consultants, and eight national (94 person-months of international and 186 person-months of national consultancy). The first firm will be for PPP Policy, Legal and Capacity Development for (i) PPP policy and enabling environment development and PPP project development processes, (ii) PPP legal and regulatory framework improvement, (iii) PPP information management systems improvement, including developing a modern internet and intranet sites, and (iv) capacity building of government staff in conceptualizing, developing,

bidding, contracting, implementing and evaluating PPP projects. The second firm will support incorporation and development of operational processes for infrastructure investment financing mechanisms.

Three individual international consultants are proposed for (i) Technical Advisory support to the whole TA, (ii) Transaction Advisor Selection support, and (iii) Risk Management and Guarantees development support.

Procurement N/A
Responsible ADB Officer Lozano Astray, Maria Cristina
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office
Executing Agencies
National Economic & Development Authority
7th Floor, NEDA Building
Amber Avenue, Pasig City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 06 Dec 2010 to 13 Dec 2010
MRM -
Approval 24 Mar 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 May 2018

TA 7796-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Mar 2011 01 Apr 2011 01 Apr 2011 31 Jul 2013 31 Dec 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 29,200,000.00 8,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 39,200,000.00 24 Mar 2011 22,340,877.04

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Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines Procurement Plans Mar 2013
Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Dec 2012
Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines TA Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Mar 2012
Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines Technical Assistance Reports Feb 2011

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Program and Curriculum Development and Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 03 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020
PPP Audit Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 03 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020
Public Sector Leaning and Development Expert Individual - Consulting Active 03 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020
Program/Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 03 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020
IT Systems Audit Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 03 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020
Public Infrastructure and PPP Policy Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 03 Aug 2020 09 Aug 2020
Tech Specialist - Senior Expert in Financial Instruments and Policies Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020
Water and Sanitation PPP Project Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020
Solid Waste Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020
Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020
Environmental Safeguards Spec. for Local PPP Projects Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020
PPP Legal Contracts Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020
Gender and Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020
Resilience Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
Senior Urban Resiliency Legal and Regulatory Adviser Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
Senior Urban Resiliency Infrastructure Development Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
Project Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
PPP Legal Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Mar 2020 30 Mar 2020
Aviation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2020 05 Mar 2020
Technical Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jan 2020 21 Jan 2020
Aviation and Airport Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Oct 2019 06 Nov 2019
Project Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019
Pre-qualificiation of Consulting Firms under IDC for the Establishment of a Panel of Consultants for PPP Projects of Local Implementing Agencies Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2019 20 Aug 2019
Architect/Master Planner Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jun 2019 05 Jul 2019
Project Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2019 28 Mar 2019
PPP Urban and Tourism Planner Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019
PPP Health Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019
Senior Infrastructure Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 25 Jul 2018
Water Sector PPP Project Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 25 Jul 2018
PPP Legal Advisor (Infrastructure) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2018 08 May 2018
Project Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Mar 2018 26 Mar 2018
Development of PPPC's Intranet, Virtual data room, Library Mgt Sys, Document Mgt Sys Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2018 18 Mar 2018
LGU Project Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2017 13 Dec 2017
LGU PPP Infrastructure Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2017 13 Dec 2017
Joint Venture Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2017 13 Dec 2017
LGU PPP Legal Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2017 13 Dec 2017
Systems Development Expert (Civil registry) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2017
Environmental Sustainability and Resettlement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Aug 2017 07 Sep 2017
Financial Modelling Specialist (PPP) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Aug 2017 25 Aug 2017
PPP Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jul 2017 18 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan