Preparation and Facilitation of Three PPP/Bot Capacity Building Workshops
Government of Mauritius – Mauritius BOT Unit
Sponsor - African Legal Support Facility, African Development Bank
Sector - PPP
Location - Port Louis, Mauritius
Year - 2016 & 2017
Duration - 4 Months
Our Role - Team Lead, Legal & PPP Technical Assistance
Our Delivery Partners
The Government of Mauritius (GoM) was committed to improving the delivery of critical infrastructure through greater private sector participation in its financing and delivery. However, there was a lack of knowledge and capacity in both the public and private sectors about structuring successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects, which the country sees as Build Operate Transfer (BOT) based on its preferred mode of engaging with the private sector. The GoM requested assistance in the facilitation of two separate PPP/BOT workshops targeted at public sector officials and Private sector practitioners, with the aim of improving their knowledge on BOTs. The project was initiated by the BOT Unit of the GoM and supported by the African Legal Support Facility of the African Development Bank.
The GoM enacted the BOT Projects Act in April 2016 and requested assistance from the African Legal Support Facility to finance the resourcing of Experts to conduct the BOT/PPP workshops, as organised by the BOT Projects Unit of Mauritius. Two capacity building workshops were scheduled to be delivered on BOT procurement in 2017. The first was targeted at the members of the Mauritius Bankers Association and Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Association (BACECA), and the second was focused on developing and enhancing the capacity of the Central Procurement Board, which is responsible for the procurement process of PPP/BOT projects. Africa PPP Advisory Services in association with Nabarro LLP were invited to deliver the workshop training and support the review of the BOT guidance manual prior to its launching.
In 2016 & 2017, our subject matter experts developed, facilitated and delivered BOT procurement training on two occasions to various public sector participants and private sector practitioners. The assignment involved the development of the development of the training programme, session topics and training materials including case studies and Group Assignments, evaluation questionnaires, as well as suggestions for future capacity development programmes.. The training programme included the BOT Project Lifecycle, key considerations for the development of Bankable Outline Business Cases, Risk Management Principles, Reaching Financial Close and Managing PPP Contracts for Value and Impact. As part of the assignment, we supported the launch of the BOT Guidance Manual, which was successfully launched in October 2016.