Frequently asked questions



What are Public-Private Partnership Contracts?

Public-Private Partnership Contracts are those where a Public Administration grants a private person, for a certain period, the design, construction and operation of an infrastructure, or some of these services, together with the financing.

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When can Public-Private Partnership Contracts be signed?

Public-Private Partnership Contracts can be signed when previously determined that, according to Law 18,786 of July 19, 2011, other alternatives for contracting do not offer better possibilities of satisfying the public objectives.

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In which activity areas can Public-Private Partnership Contracts be signed?

Public-Private Partnership Contracts can be signed in the following activity areas:

  • Roads (including rural roads), railroads, ports and airports

  • Energetic infrastructure

  • Disposal and treatment of refuse

  • Social infrastructure: jail facilities, healthcare centers, education centers, social interest homes, sport centers and urban development.

  • Land colonization

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What cannot be included in Public-Private Partnership Contracts?

Public-Private Partnership Contracts can never include the following:

  • Education services in education centers

  • Health services in healthcare centers

  • Security, health and education services of detainees in jail facilities.

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What is understood by Public Administration?

In relation to Law 18,786 of July 19, 2011, it is understood by Public Administration as Government Powers, Court of Auditors, Electoral Court, Administrative Court, Autonomous Entities, Decentralized Services and Local Department Governments.

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What compensations will the Contractor receive for their services?

As compensation for the services provided, the Contractor would be eligible for several forms of payment, depending on the type and characteristics of each project. These forms of payments can be used solely or combined and will be paid by users or the Public Administration contracting, or both.

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What are the needed steps in case of a private initiative?

Private initiatives to implement a Public-Private Partnership Contract must be submitted to the National Corporation for Development. The offering party must include in its proposal a Pre-feasibility study that demonstrates the project’s viability. Moreover, the offerer must present a warranty for the maintenance of the proposal, equivalent to 0.5% of the total investment, for at least 180 days.

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Are private initiatives confidential?

All information related to private initiatives will be considered confidential. Such confidentiality will be kept until the Public Administration contracting decides to open a public competitive dialogue or a Request for Pricing. If no public calling is open, the confidentiality will be kept for a period of two years, from the date of submission to the National Corporation for Development.

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What are the benefits of submitting a private initiative?

The offerer of a private initiative shall be rewarded with an advantage of up to 10% in the valuation of its offer with respect to the best offer. Moreover, the offerer will not be required to purchase the Contract Specification and other descriptive documentation. Finally, after final adjudication of the contract, the offerer will be reimbursed the costs of the Feasibility Study, in case they are not selected as Contractor.

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What are competitive dialogues used for?

Competitive dialogues are intended to obtain contributions from specialized technical experts from the private sector with the objective of achieving the best possible solutions to meet the public administration needs. They are also intended to establish the essential characteristics that offerers and their proposals must possess so as to achieve, during the execution of the Contract, the most efficient economic outcome.

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Are competitive dialogues confidential?

During competitive dialogues all participants will be given an equal treatment and, in particular, no information will be given that may give discriminatory advantages to certain participants with respect to the rest. The solutions provided by one participant and other confidential data will not be shared among other participants, without consent.

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