This part of the EPEC PPP Guide deals with the period during which the PPP project is being implemented (i.e. from financial close to the expiry of the PPP contract). It addresses the most common issues which officials at the Authority may have to face during the life of the project. A PPP project implies regular monitoring of performance and to take appropriate actions in accordance with the terms of the PPP contract. In some circumstances, a project may require changes to the contract (e.g. modifying the service specifications or the scope of the project). The chart below summarises the main stages and steps involved in the project implementation phase of a PPP.
It is important to stress that the Authority’s responsibilities for project management and contract management may differ considerably during the project’s construction phase and operational phase.