Republic of the Philippines

Public-Private Partnership Center

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

The PPP Center through its Capacity Building Division (CBD) strives to empower implementing agencies (IAs) with the competencies to craft well-structured public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure development projects. This is in line with the PPP Center mandate of “providing advisory services, technical assistance, training and capacity development to agencies/ LGUs in PPP project preparation and development.”

Through a Capacity Building Framework, the CBD offers core courses relevant to the PPP program, the PPP project cycle, and the PPP process. Knowledge Sharing Sessions (KSS) for IAs are also organized to tackle topics relevant to the continued development of PPP implementation strategy in the country.

The current framework has also expanded to include special topics geared towards cascading the developments on various sectors and issues, as well as increasing the capacity building network of the PPP Center through regional and international linkages.

The Capacity Building Division implements its Capacity Building Framework through briefings, trainings, workshops, and other learning mediums scheduled throughout the year. These capacity building activities may also be customized according to the needs of the requesting party.

Capacity Building Framework

The Capacity Building Framework features institutionalized courses offered by the PPP Center and special topics that are updated to reflect current sectoral issues and developments in PPP practice.

I. Introductory Courses*II. Project-focused CoursesIII. Special Topics on PPPIV. Extension Activities
Capacity Building Framework Description Target Participants
1. PPP 101: Orientation on PPP Concepts and Processes An introductory course on PPPs, this module discusses PPP concepts, legal frameworks and processes. The objective of this module is to equip participants with basic knowledge on PPPs, including its benefits, and the key steps and standards of the PPP process. All Implementing Agencies
2. Introductory Course on the Amended Build-Operate-and-Transfer (BOT) Law and its Revised Implementing
Rules and Regulations (IRR)
The introductory course discusses the PPP process under the Amended BOT Law and its revised IRR,
highlighting the relevant provisions, activities and outputs under each stage.
All Implementing Agencies
3. Introductory Course on the 2013 Revised NEDA Joint Venture (JV) Guidelines The introductory course discusses the PPP process under the 2013 Revised NEDA JV Guidelines, highlighting the relevant provisions, activities and outputs under each stage. Government Owned-and-Controlled Corporations, State Universities, and Colleges
4. Introductory Course on Joint Venture (JV) Agreements for Local Government Units The regional orientation-workshop covers JV concepts, PPP code elements and JV unsolicited proposals. Local Government Units
5. Introduction to PPP Feasibility Study (FS) Components In this module, the PPP FS and its components will be defined, as well as other documentary requirements. All implementing agencies
6. Introductory Course on the Fundamentals of Unsolicited PPP Projects in the Philippines The course provides information on the unsolicited track process under the Amended BOT Law and the 2013 Revised NEDA JV Guidelines. It also includes a discussion of the Guidelines on Managing Unsolicited PPP Proposals. All implementing agencies and private sector groups

* Implementing Agencies are required to complete an introductory course prior to being accepted to the project-focused courses.

Capacity Building Framework Description Target Participants
1. PPP Project Concept Note Development Workshop The workshop incorporates discussion and activities focusing on PPP project concept note drafting. All Implementing Agencies
2. Financial Modeling Training for PPP Projects The module enables participants to gain a working knowledge of a financial model for PPP projects and, to some extent, gain the ability to independently assess financial models internally developed by the agency or through unsolicited proposals submitted by the private sector. All Implementing Agencies
3. Project Manager’s Training on Contract Drafting* The training program enables participants to have a working knowledge on the important provisions in PPP contracts. All Implementing Agencies
4. Project Manager’s Training on Contract Management The training program covers topics on PPP project implementation and contract management. All Implementing Agencies

* To be developed

Capacity Building Framework Description Target Participants
1. Special Topic on Sectoral PPPs: Solid Waste Management (SWM) Projects The program assists LGUs in developing SWM projects. Local Government Units
2. Special Topic on Sectoral PPPs: Local Government Health Projects The session covers a discussion of the intricacies of developing and implementing health-related PPP projects at the local government level Local Government Units
3. Special Topic on Sectoral PPPs: Water PPP Projects The session details the development of water PPP projects including a discussion of issues and considerations with regard to PPP projects in the sector. Local Water Districts
4. Special Topic on PPP Project Development: Safeguards in PPP Projects The training program covers the mainstreaming environmental, social and gender considerations in the development of PPP projects. All Implementing Agencies
5. Special Topic on PPP Project Implementation: Dispute Resolution in PPP Projects The training program provides a sharing of experiences and possible lookouts of implementing agencies when it comes to issues involving PPP projects that require dispute resolution. All Implementing Agencies
Capacity Building Framework Description Target Participants
1. NEDA Regional Offices (NROs) Annual PPP Congress The program for NROs PPP Focal Persons updates and enhances the skills and know-how of NROs PPP Focal Persons, as well as provide an avenue for knowledge sharing on PPP experiences from the different regions. NROs PPP Focal Persons
Individualized Request for Capacity Building Support

The Capacity Building Division also welcomes inquiries and requests for capacity building support towards the development of PPP projects. To aid in the quick processing of requests, it is recommended that a request letter include:

  1. A description of the possible assistance in mind (such as training, briefing, request for resource person, etc.)
  2. Then provide the following:
    • proposed coverage/ topics
    • profile of participants
    • date, venue, focal person to be contacted by the PPP Center to further discuss the request, and other
      proposed logistical arrangements
  3. Information on the proposed project or PPP agenda
  4. If available, mention if the legal or institutional frameworks have already been established, including:
National Government Agencies Local Government Units
Legal Framework PPP JV Code
Institutional Framework PPP Unit or PPP Project Management Team PPP Unit/PPP Selection Committee
PPP Contract Management Unit
Contact Information

The Center will continue to fulfill its mandate to provide training and capacity development to national and local implementing agencies by providing creative and effective capacity building initiatives; thus doing its part in realizing the collaborative roles that the public and private sectors share in pursuing the country’s national growth and development agenda.

For more information on the PPP Center’s capacity building activities, please contact:

Capacity Building Division

Trunkline No. (632) 8709.4146

Director IV, CBKMS
Local No. 8001

Director III, CBKMS
Local No. 8002

OIC-Division Chief/Training Specialist
Local No. 8102

Training Specialist
Local No. 8103

Training Specialist
Local No. 8105

Training Specialist
Local No. 8104

Training Specialist
Local No. 8106