Mastering Public-Private Partnership Processes


Mastering Public-Private Partnership Processes

partnershipA Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a contractual arrangement between the public sector body and a private sector party resulting in the private sector delivering and operating public infrastructure facilities over a period of time and for an agreed price. The key to any successful PPP project include the principles of risk sharing, value of money, consistency, transparency, accountability and a competitive process. Whilst consistency ensures that the PPP design, transaction and implementation process is consistent with government policies and objectives as well as with PPP standards and principles, transparency and accountability imply that there is both a transparent PPP transaction process as well as a clear definition of the roles and responsibilities of the public sector and the private sector parties.

Arising from the Government's drive to actively involve the organised private sector in infrastructure development the need clearly exists to equip the operators of such projects with the requisite knowledge and skills necessary for successful implementation. PPPs have traditionally recorded low success in the Caribbean and the trend if not reversed may result in reduced inflow of private investment into the infrastructure space.

Target Audience

  • Executives, managers and senior civil servants in public organisations currently involved or intending to engage in PPP's
  • Executives, directors and managers of private companies who are intending or are currently engaged in PPP's
  • Managers of organisations involved in PPP projects, e.g. banks and financial institutions, regulators, etc.
  • Academics, postgraduate and research students

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Identify key issues relevant to the country and sector assessment
  • Critically evaluate and analyse PPP options
  • Establish the importance and composition of the project management team
  • Review and explore major elements of technical assessment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interplay between technical and economic assessments
  • Explore the ways of PPP financing support and structure
  • Develop and suggest suitable regulatory framework and reform
  • Explore the feasibility and applicability of case projects from the perspective of various stakeholders
  • Critically evaluate tender document



This workshop will be conducted utilising adult learning methods including:

  • Case Studies
  • Lecture/Discussions
  • Film/Discussions
  • Group/Individual
  • Presentations
  • Assignments/Practical
  • Exercises
  • Business Games

Programme Outline

Topics to be covered over the three day workshop include:

  • Preliminary Assessment and Policy Formulation
  • Project Specification and PPP Model Selection
  • Transaction Strategy and Design
  • Tendering and Bidding Process
  • Technical and Economic Analysis
  • Financial Appraisal, Risk Assessment and Financing Structure
  • Analysis of Legal and Regulatory framework
  • Elements of Tender documents and General Clauses
  • Evaluation and Review of Tender Document

Facilitator: Dr. Khalid Bichou

Dr. Khalid Bichou is a port, maritime, and transport logistics consultant with advanced qualifications and over 20 years of international experience including periods in senior positions and as Consultant and Advisor to public and private bodies. His expertise spans economic, financial, operational, and policy areas with core competencies in port and maritime operations, transport economics and infrastructure, freight and distribution logistics, and supply chain risk and security. He has been involved in more than 60 consulting projects and advisory services in around 67 countries. He has also been active in professional training and capacity building, and he has designed and delivered over 45 workshops for the port, maritime and transport logistics industries.

Dr. Bichou is an internationally recognised maritime and transport logistics expert and he is regularly called upon to advice governments, private firms, and international agencies on port, maritime, and transport logistics issues. He has acted as consultant and advisor to global port operators including APM Terminals, HPH, DP World, ICTSI, and KGL; global carriers such as Maersk, CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and UASC; leading 3PLs such as DHL, UPS, and Agility, major financial institutions such as the World Bank, EBRD, ADB, EIB, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and BNP Paribas; and leading legal and insurance firms such as Fresh-fields, DLA Pipers, Lloyd's of London, and the TT Club.

His latest public appointments include Specialist Port Advisor to the UK House of Commons, International Logistics Advisor to the supply chain and logistics group, Port Policy Advisor to the European Parliament, Maritime Security Advisor to the OECD, and Transport Logistics Advisor to the MEDA forum. He is the co-founder of PORTeC at Imperial College London and a member of its International Advisory Board. He holds visiting academic and teaching positions in leading universities both the in the UK and abroad. He has written widely and has published four books and over 60 academic papers and policy reports. His most recent book 'Port Operations, Planning and Logistics' received worldwide recognition in both industry and academia.


Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 3 Days
Cost TT $4,500.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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