Bangladesh to pilot a Dialysis PPP Project involving 150 hemodialysis stations across up to three different hospital sites in the capital Dhaka

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To address the growing chronic kidney related illness in Bangladesh, GOB intends to pilot a Dialysis PPP Project involving approximately 150 hemodialysis stations across up to three different hospital sites in the capital city, Dhaka (“the Pilot Dialysis Project” or the “Pilot”).  The Government of Bangladesh (“GOB”), through the Directorate General Health Services (“DGHS”) and the Health Services Division (“HSD”) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (“MOHFW”), is receiving Technical Assistance from the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (“AP3F”). 

The TA is intended to support in capacity augmentation at DGHS and HSD, creation of a PPP cell and for the establishment of a sustainable model in Bangladesh to identify, prepare, and implement healthcare PPP projects with private sector investments and participations (the “Programme”).  GOB considers the delivery of high-quality clinical services such as dialysis, pathology/labs and imaging as immediate priority areas for potential private sector interventions.

The Office of Public Private Partnership (“OPPP”) at Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) is assisting GOB in implementing the Programme.  The first of such consultant procurement phases and this Terms of Reference (“TOR”) relates to preparation/implementation of a new hemodialysis project under PPP modality and restructuring of an existing dialysis PPP project.

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The US to launch public-private partnership to speed COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options


The National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) are bringing together more than a dozen leading biopharmaceutical companies, the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency to develop an international strategy for a coordinated research response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The planned Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) partnership will develop a collaborative framework for prioritizing vaccine and drug candidates, streamlining clinical trials, coordinating regulatory processes and/or leveraging assets among all partners to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Coordinated by the FNIH, ACTIV government and industry partners will provide infrastructure, subject matter expertise and/or funding (both new and in-kind) to identify, prioritize and facilitate the entry of some of the most promising candidates into clinical trials. Industry partners also will make available certain prioritized compounds, some of which have already cleared various phases of development, and associated data to support research related to COVID-19.

ACTIV will have four fast-track focus areas:

  1. Standardize and share preclinical evaluation methods in an open forum that allows for comparison and validation by:
  2. Prioritize and accelerate clinical evaluation of therapeutic candidates with near-term potential by:
  3. Maximize clinical trial capacity and effectiveness by:
  4. Advance vaccine development

“This powerful public-private partnership will focus and expedite R&D activities required to combat COVID-19,” says Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., President and Executive Director, FNIH. “Working in lock-step, the public and private sectors will maximize the chances of success and provide a roadmap to pre-emptively manage future threats.”

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World Bank’s request for expressions of interest: legal COVID-19 PPP rapid assessment


Publication Date 30-Apr-2020 Expression of Interest Deadline 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group intends to finance the assignment/services under: BB – BANK BUDGET TF0B1970 – Building stronger institutions to deliver better Public Private Partnerships 

Assignment Title: 1268279 – Legal COVID-19 PPP Rapid Assessment – Africa, Europe, Middle East

Assignment Countries:
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The World Bank in the dialogue and support to governments with critical strategic short-term advice on the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, IPG and PPIAF are establishing this Rapid Response Program. The Program will help provide international best practice insights in the Banks dialogue with client countries regarding options for planning for the medium to long-term impacts on PPP portfolios and ensuring they have access to the latest information and advice on relevant topics.

The scope  is for a legal firm to form part of the PPIAF COVID-19 Rapid Response teams on a country-by-country basis to provide remote, short-term targeted legal assistance on types of contracts of specific sectors or examples of projects that are likely to be affected or are already affected by COVID-19 developments, with respect to the potential contractual implications of those developments. The regional scope includes Africa, Middle East and Europe and is expected to cover support to approximately 7 countries a separate assignment will cover Latin America, Caribbean and Asia.

 Legal review activities of the consultant will include:
1) High-level review of specific PPP contracts and accompanying financial agreements (such as loan agreements and guarantees, as applicable) as regards (i) the respective government and private partner rights and obligations that may be affected by COVID-19 impacts and (ii) options for possible contractual mechanisms and remedies that may be applicable to dealing with shocks to project financial and operational performance due to COVID-19. Interested firms are  invited to submit expressions of interest. 

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List of companies that submitted EoI for Alansar Hospital PPP Project in Saudi Arabia

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Saudi Arabia announced in March 2020 the launch of the Expression of Interest (EoI) of the Alansar Hospital PPP as the first step for the private sector to bid for the transaction. The new Alansar Hospital will be located in Almadinah Almunawwarah with a planned clinical capacity of to 244 beds, which exceeds the clinical capacity of the previous facility by 170%, with annual visits expected to be beyond 400,000 visits for the new hospital.The transaction includes the constructing of a new hospital with higher clinical capacity equipped with innovative designs and capabilities. With launch of the EoI of Alansar Hospital MoH targets attracting infrastructure developers, contractors, and consortiums to deliver the project under a BMT (design, build, equipment procurement, operations and maintenance) model. Interested bidders can submit their EoI until March 31, 2020. The EoI requirements and information are posted on the MoH and NCP websites. Alansar Hospital is the first transaction to be launched under the “Establishing and operating hospitals PPP initiative” under the Privatization Program, a Vision 2030 Program.

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Kazakhstan: Hospitals Modernisation Programme – Healthcare Planning Advisory Services for PPP projects

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The Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the “MoH”) has prepared the Hospitals Modernisation Programme (“State Programme”), which envisages constructing up to 19 new hospitals to replace 40 outdated existing facilities and upgrading Kazakhstan’s bed capacity by up to 50%. Under the State Programme, the hospital projects will follow the facility management model and procurement will be carried out as Public Private Partnerships (“PPP”), apart from the hospital in Kyzylorda, where the private sector will be involved under a long-term Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (“DBOM”) contract. The EBRD has agreed to help the MoH prepare six hospital projects in the following cities: Kyzylorda (DBOM), Kokshetau (PPP), Kostanay (PPP), Taraz (PPP), Pavlodar (PPP) and Atyrau (PPP).

Joint APMG -WAPPP webinar on PPPs and COVID-19

This webinar is led by the World Association of PPP Units and Professionals (WAPPP), addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon Public-Private Partnerships projects and programs. Hear the presentation and audience questions posed to our PPP experts. During this webinar, the panellists discuss the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on PPP projects and programs, how to deal with its repercussions, lessons learned and opportunities that might come out of it. During this webinar learn more about:

  • The impact of Covid-19 on the preparation and delivery of PPP Projects and Programs
  • The impact of Covid-19 on the CP3P training and certification program
  • The measures that are being taken to minimise the impact of Covid-19
  • The opportunity to ask questions of a panel of PPP professionals and propose suggestions to minimise the impact.


PPPHealth4All is the finalist of InfraChallenge organised by the Global Infrastructure Hub

The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), established by the G20 in 2014, has organized an  inaugural international innovation competition InfraChallenge” designed to disrupt the infrastructure industry through new digitally-driven solutions. The applicants from around the world and across sectors pitched their big ideas. The competition called for digital innovations that can be applied to solve social infrastructure issues and build momentum towards better infrastructure.

A shortlist of 20 finalists was selected in March 2020 and we are pleased to inform that PPPHealth4All is one of the finalists. The finalists are from all over the world:  the UK (5 projects),  Australia (4 projects), Spain (2 projects), Columbia, Germany, Mexico, the USA, Indonesia, India and Sierra Leone (1 project per country).

PPPHealth4All is honored to be selected along with the projects of the Inter-American Development Bank, National Agency for Infrastructure of Columbia, UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities, and many other established companies and startups. PPPHealth4All is the only project in the healthcare sector in this cohort.

The PPPHealth4All will be provided with access to industry leaders and the competition partner MIT Solve during an eight-week tailored mentoring program.

More about InfraChallenge:

InfraChallenge 2020 is an inaugural innovation competition organised by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) that invited applicants to pitch transformational ideas, tackling the big infrastructure issues.  The contest focuses on digital solutions for a current or future economic or social infrastructure issue.

More about GHI

The Global Infrastructure Hub is an independent organisation, established by the G20 in 2014 to connect the global infrastructure community and share insights to facilitate delivery of G20 members’ economic, social and environmental outcomes through more and better infrastructure. GI Hub was endorsed by the G20 at the summit with an initial four year mandate. The mandate outlined by the G20 was to establish a global pipeline of projects advocating transparency and advocating a uniform regulatory and governance structure, while also promoting innovation by exposing data gaps, and benching marking best practice in the infrastructure industry GI Hub has published these mandates by developing a series of reports which have been developed into online interactive tools.

More about InfraChallenge Partner MIT Solve

MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact. MIT Solve advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation.


Call for use cases how PPPs are applied to combat COVID-19



In the past few months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our society, and has impacted humanity on individual, economic, and social levels. All countries have been affected by this crisis and are starting to band together in order to fight the spread of thisdisease and minimize its devastating effects.

We would like to investigate how public -private partnerships could be applied in mitigation of COVID-19 and to collect use cases that could inspire the national goverments to pursue public-private partnership model. Known examples could could be found here.

COVID-19 Smart Response. Let’s demonstrate solidarity and spirit of cooperation. #PPPsAgainstCorona

Our aim is to demonstrate solidarity within the EU on COVID-19. We propose to develop anon-line platform „COVID-19 Smart Response“ to provide non-public actors in the EU with tools and instruments to share related know-how and resources for mitigation of COVID-19 crisis.

Belarus launched a study on Diagnostics PPP: project scope, financial model, and viability within PPP component of the EU-Belarus Program for Private Sector Development

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Global objective of the assignment to provide the MoE, the Ministry of Health care (MoH) and NAIP with a project scope and viability study and financial model for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the field of medical diagnostic services. The study will consider a project for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services, and will also consider whether other diagnostic services should be included in the project scope. Deadline for submission  of the proposals 17 February 2020.

Specific objectives:
1. To perform the organisational and legal project evaluation, elaboration of the most effective legal forms and project schemes based on a detailed analysis of the existing Belarusian legislation.
2. To conduct the financial and economic evaluation of the proposed project (capital expenditure (CAPEX), revenue streams and operational expenditure (OPEX) including depreciation, taxes and financing costs, and calculation of standard financial and economic measures of viability including developing the most effective scheme of project funding based on the public-private partnership principles.
3. To conduct a technical evaluation of the existing technical documentation provided by the MoH.
4. To develop the specific mechanism of implementation of the project that can be replicated for other regions of Belarus.
5. To deliver the study, the financial model, user manual, and the financial and economic viability assessment in a consolidated report, including recommendation of the best option for the project scope and structure with a clear explanation of the benefits for PPP.

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