Thinc’s highly experienced Partnerships Team provides advisory services for public-private partnerships (PPPs). We work on both the public and private sector sides of these transactions, providing expert advice on innovative, collaborative forms of contracting and on procurement.
We offer the full range of consultancy services for the planning and delivery of major social and economic infrastructure PPPs, including management of overall strategy, bids and transactions.
Our team has a demonstrated record of successfully advising on and delivering PPPs and government-private collaborative projects worth up to $1.2 billion in Australian and international settings. We also offer strategic advice on how to procure social and economic infrastructure projects. Our advice considers a range of alternative procurement options that meet our client’s time, cost and information constraints and addresses the issue of how they wish to manage risk. Options include PPP, BOOT, DBFO, Alliancing/Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and traditional design and build models.
Our personnel have national and international experience in consulting on non-adversarial forms of relationship/collaborative contracting, such as alliancing. These approaches enable businesses to mutually benefit by working together in a collaborative, ‘open book’ manner and include project-based alliances and collaboration; strategic alliances; supply chain alliances; services alliances (CAPEX or OPEX) and planning alliances.
Our Experience – Featured Projects
Thinc has helped to deliver a diverse range of social and economic infrastructure projects. Highlights of our Partnerships Team’s work to date include:
Our PPP services include:
- PPP advice
- Transaction advice
- Due diligence
- Procurement advice
- Strategic advice
- Business cases
- Operational plans
- Payment mechanisms
- Capital costs
- Management/analysis of Public Sector Comparator (PSC)
- Whole of life advice
- General advice
Our procurement advisory services include:
- Procurement planning and strategy
- Procurement facilitation
- Contracting strategy
- Risk management and mitigation strategies
- Business case development and review
- Feasibility studies
- Analysis of industry trends
- Relationship/collaborative contracting advice (including alliancing)
- Tendering processes (EOI/RFT)
- Coaching and training
- Tender and contract development
- Tender evaluation and selection
- Contract negotiation
We begin each project by gaining a full understanding of the objectives of all public and private sector stakeholders involved. We then facilitate the creation of project solutions that align – and ultimately fulfil – those objectives.
We manage the potential operational risk issues inherent in PPPs by planning and building ‘bespoke’ solutions: we focus entirely on the specifics of individual projects, working creatively to meet each job’s unique demands. Additionally, the approach we take to each project is underpinned by proven systems for managing time, cost, quality and project information.
Our approach is flexible: our role can extend to managing an entire project lifecycle and supporting our client throughout conception, transaction and delivery. We can assist in developing a business case, calling for expressions of interest and creating a shortlist of proponents. We can also develop appropriate payment mechanisms, write output specifications and produce tender documentation and issue an RFT.
Thinc’s Partnership Team can assist in evaluating bids, selecting the preferred bidder and negotiating through to financial close. In the design and construction phases, we can manage the detailed design development process and can also manage the Special Purpose Vehicle to ensure all the project responsibilities and obligations are met. Thinc also offers the full range of project management services for PPP projects, advising on planning, construction and operations.
For all enquiries, please phone Marc Allen, on 07 3221 8425.
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