Six new consortia of PPP consulting firms identified
The Public- Private Partnership (PPP) Center recently identified six additional consortia to be included in the existing panel of transaction advisors under the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF), a revolving fund with contribution from the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Australia, through the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The pre-qualified consortia shall assist implementing agencies to prepare and competitively tender bankable PPP projects. Scope of assistance could cover conduct of pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, preparation of bid documents and assistance in the bidding process until financial close. The pre-investment activities will be funded through the PDMF.
The PPP Center expanded the panel to have a wider pool of experts given the high demand for PDMF.
The new transaction advisors to be funded under PDMF include the consortium led by IMC Worldwide Ltd. (United Kingdom); MMM Group Limited (Canada); Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. (China); PARY & Co., Chartered Accountants (India); Feedback Infrastructure Services Pvt. Ltd. (India); and Punongbayan & Araullo (Philippines).
The consulting firms were selected by the PPP Center following the ADB consultant selection guidelines. They will be retained on noncommittal basis until October 2014 under Indefinite Delivery Contracts.
The earlier nine pre- qualified consulting firms include Manabat Sanagustin & Co., CPAs (Philippines); Rebel Group International BV (Netherlands); Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. (India); CPCS Transcom Ltd. (Canada); Ernst & Young Australia Infrastructure Advisory (Australia); Pricewaterhouse Coopers Services LLP (Singapore); ICRA Management Consulting Services Ltd. (India); Hill International SA (Luxembourg); and SMEC International PtyLtd. (Australia).
(As published in the Public-Private Partnership Center website: http://ppp.gov.ph/?p=8911)