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The training course is conducted over 5 days followed by 1 day for taking the Preparation Examination.
In order to proceed to the Preparation Level, participants need to have successfully completed and passed the examination for the Foundation Level.

The training course will cover all material for Chapters 2 to 5 of the Book of Knowledge and is broken down into the following modules:

I – Establishing a PPP Framework
a) Why have a PPP Framework?
b) What is in a PPP Framework?
c) Objectives of the PPP Framework
d) Scope of the PPP Framework
e) Choice of Legal and Administrative Instruments to Create PPP Framework
f) Defining the PPP Process
g) Institutional Responsibilities
h) Public Financial Management of PPPs
i) Oversight of PPP Programs and Projects

II – Project Identification and PPP Screening
a) Overview and Objectives of the Project Identification and Screening Phase
b) Identifying Needs: Entry Routes to the Pipeline (Up to Full Feasibility)
c) Project Prioritization
d) Option Analysis and Selection Techniques
e) Technical Outline of the Selected Solution
f) Information Requirements/Data Checklist
g) Economic Soundness. Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis
h) Scoping the PPP Project and its Challenges
i) Testing PPP Suitability and Affordability
j) Project Management Plan and Project Governance Considerations
k) Identifying Stakeholders and Developing the Communication Strategy: Ensuring Government Support and Managing the Stakeholders
l) Assessing Capabilities and Needs, and Hiring Advisors
m) Screening Report

III – Appraising PPP Projects
a) Where We are in the PPP Process
b) Objectives of this Phase
c) Overview of the Appraisal Phase/Process
d) Detailing the Scope of the Contract, Designing the Technical Requirements and Assessing Costs
e) Designing a Preliminary Structure of the PPP
f) Developing the Financial Model
g) Assessing the Technical Feasibility
h) Assessing Commercial Feasibility
i) Market Sounding
j) Confirming Economic Feasibility: Refining the Cost-Benefit Analysis
k) Assessing Fiscal Feasibility (Affordability)
l) Analysis of Impact on Government Deficits and Debt
m) Assessing Environmental Feasibility
n) Assessing Social Feasibility
o) Assessing Legal Feasibility
p) Value for Money Assessment
q) The Procurement Strategy
r) Formal Requirements Regarding the Appraisal of PPPs and the Conditions Established by the Framework for the Green Light Decisions
s) Planning Ahead
t) Appraisal Report
u) Obtaining the Final Approvals
v) Getting Ready for the Next Phase: Check List

IV – Structuring and Drafting the Tender and Contract
a) Objectives of this Phase and Where We are in the Project Cycle
b) Overview of the Structuring Phase
c) Summary Description of Main Tasks to be Carried Out in the Structuring Phase
d) Financial Structuring (from the Public Perspective): Defining the Financial Structure and Payment Mechanism
e) Risk Allocation and Structuring
f) Testing, Marketing and Communicating the Project before Project Launch
g) Defining Qualification Criteria: Structuring and Drafting the RFQ
h) Structuring and Drafting the Request for Proposals. Defining Proposal Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
i) Defining and Drafting Other Commercial Terms and Contract Provisions [82]
j) Control Check and Approvals before Launching the Tender, and Planning Ahead

The CP3P Preparation exam will test a candidate’s understanding of a PPP framework and application of PPP Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context and is aimed at individuals involved in the development or implementation of PPP frameworks or the initiation and preparation of PPP projects.

Public sector officials and PPP practitioners, as well as their advisors and consultants will find the exam beneficial to enhance their delivery of PPPs. The private sector will also have an interest in this certification to better understand the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity, Government objectives and institutional arrangements.

The exam is based on a fictional infrastructure PPP scenario and candidates will be required to apply their knowledge of the PPP Guide to the given situation. The Preparation Exam Format includes:

  • Complex multiple choice
  • 4 questions – 20 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Open book (PPP Guide only)