Public Private Partnership Authority (P3A) established to facilitate and assist the federal and provincial implementing agencies in developing, structuring and procuring their infrastructure projects on public private partnership modalities, is continuously engaged with them for building a project pipeline.
It is pertinent to mention here that building a project pipeline do not mean that all of such projects can be undertaken as P3 candidates, for which P3A was in the process of finalizing a proper screening and appraisal mechanism at the appropriate level for electing the most viable projects which could be proceeded with as potential P3 candidate projects, provided such projects meet the criteria and approval process provided for in P3A Act,2017 (as amended) and the regulations framed thereunder.
P3A is also entitled to provide advisory services to implementing agencies in accordance with the provisions of P3A Act (as amended) and owing to the recent amendment in Public Procurement Rules 2004 introduced through Rule 42(f), P3A was actively pursuing for engaging other state-owned entities, federal as well as provincial , for providing them the financial and legal services for their infrastructure projects on payment of a fee.
The benefit of such an endeavor would be, according to the P3A sources, two-fold; first being the implementing agencies would be developing P3 projects under the direct advisory supervision of P3A and secondly, P3A would be building capacity of the implementing agencies starting from initial screening, appraisal, preparation, procurement up to the implementation of a project. On this account, P3A was already engaged with Baluchistan Province and Gilgit-Baltistan for helping, advising and capaciting them for undertaking their various initiatives under PPP modality.