The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 2, in collaboration with the PPP Center, conducted an Online Capacity Building Activity (OCBA) on PPP Project Identification and Structuring for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) on September 23-24, 2021 via Zoom.

The OCBA enabled the participants to understand the Philippine PPP program including the applicable legal frameworks and project life cycle processes, to appreciate the value of conducting pre-development activities for local PPPs, to recall lessons learned and best practices from ongoing PPP projects implemented under the different PPP legal frameworks, and to develop their own initial PPP project proposal.

The OCBA was attended by 50 participants from the constituent campuses of Cagayan State University, Isabela State University, Nueva Vizcaya State University, Quirino State University, as well as the DTI Regional Office 2 and its field offices.

The output of the OCBA is a detailed PPP project proposal on a suitable PPP project that underwent initial identification, selection, prioritization, and initial project structuring.

Those who presented their outputs were Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus (Andrews Campus Business Center), Cagayan State University- Sanchez Mira Campus (Coconut Grove and Agro-Eco Tourism Park, and Quirino State University-Diffun Campus (Enhancement of the Pekin Muscovy Duck Production).

After the proposal presentations, the PPP Center panel informed the SUCs of the appropriate next steps in pursuing the project such as further refinement of the project concept, additional information required, establishment of Project Management Team, or the development of a detailed Project Concept Note to guide project development.