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:
– (countries have not yet been selected)


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

Sauid 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.

ToR_WB_Belarus_PPP Scoping Study

PPPHealth4All has received an Award from the Global Health Hub-Germany in the competion “New Ideas for Global Health”

Award Ceremony "New Ideas for Global Health", Global Health Hub Germany. With Federal Minister Jen Spahn

On January 13th 2020, Minister Jens Spahn presented  the PPPHealth4All team led by Eng. Natalia Korchakova-Heeb,  with the “New Ideas for Global Health” Award from the Global Health Hub Germany (GHHG). In Mr. Spahn’s opening speech during the award ceremony,  he pointed out that the competition was intended to motivate joint initiatives, and that the GHHG had been searching for innovative and intersectoral solutions for challenges in the field of global health. He also stated that “the diversity of GHHGs members is a particular benefit of the Hub. We can learn from each other, pool resources and thereby avoid isolated solutions. We can only tackle the global health challenges together”. The prize includes a two-day design-thinking workshop (Social Lab) in Berlin, production of a video-pitch and the possibility to pitch  PPPHealth4All project during the Global Health Talks in June 2020. 

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ADB Partners with Bangladesh to Support Health Care Public–Private Partnerships

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On 10 December 2019 the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly promote public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the country’s health care sector.

“PPPs have the potential to unlock greater private sector investments and efficiencies to complement ongoing government initiatives to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Bangladesh,” said Mr. Parkash. “PPPs can bring genuine improvements to health systems and we’re very pleased to expand our collaboration with Bangladesh into this crucial sector.”

Public health in Bangladesh has improved significantly in recent decades due to high immunization, reduced infant and maternal mortality, and lower fertility rates. PPPs can provide affordable and quality services to prevent and manage NCDs, and be an alternative to public sector spending to build and operate hospitals and health education facilities.

Under the MOU, ADB’s Office of Public–Private Partnership will identify, prepare, and implement projects under PPP arrangements including in priority areas such as diagnostics and dialysis services. ADB will provide holistic support through the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F), which can provide integrated support for capacity building, development of standardized templates for procurement and contracting, creation of a potential health care project pipeline, and transaction advisory services.

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