Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships

Unsolicited Proposals for PPPs

This section begins by defining whether the legal and regulatory framework specifically allows or prohibits the submission of USPs and whether they take place in practice. If pertinent, it also delves into whether a specific process is in place to evaluate the feasibility of the USP and its alignment with other government priorities. This section also inquiries about the specific compensation mechanisms in place for USPs, as well as whether a competitive process is required to select the private partner for the PPP project.

The data below are based on a set of standardized case study assumptions covering the procurement of a transportation (highway) PPP. Please refer to the methodology page for additional information.

Economy Regulation of USPsAssessment to evaluate unsolicited proposalsVetting procedure and/or pre-feasibility analysis of USPsEvaluation of consistency of USPs with other government prioritiesCompetitive PPP procurement procedure for USPsMinimum period of time to submit the bids
Afghanistan Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Albania Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Algeria Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Angola Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Argentina Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Armenia Not regulated but do happen in practiceNo. No. No. No.
Australia Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. Minimum time provided but not explicitly specified
Austria Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Azerbaijan Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Bangladesh Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 56 Calendar days
Belarus Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. No.
Belgium Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Benin Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Bosnia and Herzegovina Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Botswana Expressly prohibitedNo. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedNo. No.
Brazil Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Bulgaria Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 35 Calendar days
Burkina Faso Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Burundi Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. 90 Calendar days
Cambodia Not regulated but do happen in practiceYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. Minimum time provided but not explicitly specified
Cameroon Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. Yes. Minimum time provided but not explicitly specified
Canada Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Chad Not regulated but do happen in practiceNo. No. No. No.
Chile Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
China Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 21 Calendar days
Colombia Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 180 Calendar days
Congo, Dem. Rep. Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Congo, Rep. Not regulated but do happen in practiceNo. No. No. No. No.
Costa Rica Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Côte d'Ivoire Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Croatia Expressly prohibited
Czech Republic Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Denmark Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Djibouti Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedNo. No.
Dominican Republic Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Ecuador Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. Minimum time provided but not explicitly specified
Egypt, Arab Rep. Not regulated and do not happen in practice
El Salvador Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Eritrea Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Estonia Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Ethiopia Not regulated but do happen in practiceNo. No. No. Yes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Finland Not regulated and do not happen in practice
France Not regulated and do not happen in practiceNo. No. No. Yes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Gabon Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. No.
Georgia Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Germany Expressly prohibited
Ghana Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. No.
Greece Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Guatemala Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Guinea Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedNo. No.
Haiti Not regulated but do happen in practiceNo. No. No. Yes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Honduras Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Hungary Not regulated and do not happen in practice
India Expressly prohibited
Indonesia Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. No.
Iraq Not regulated but do happen in practiceYes. No. No. No.
Ireland Not regulated and do not happen in practiceNo. No. No.
Italy Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 35 Calendar days
Jamaica Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 90 Calendar days
Japan Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. No.
Jordan Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. No.
Kazakhstan Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Kenya Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedNo. No.
Korea, Rep. Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 90 Calendar days
Kosovo Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Kuwait Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 90 Calendar days
Kyrgyz Republic Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Lao PDR Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Latvia Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Lebanon Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Lithuania Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 52 Calendar days
Macedonia, FYR Not regulated and do not happen in practiceNo. No. No. No.
Madagascar Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. No.
Malawi Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. No.
Malaysia Not regulated but do happen in practiceYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. Minimum time provided but not explicitly specified
Mali Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Mauritius Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Mexico Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 28 Calendar days
Moldova Not regulated but do happen in practiceNo. No. No. No. No.
Mongolia Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Montenegro Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Morocco Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. 40 Calendar days
Mozambique Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. No.
Myanmar Not regulated but do happen in practiceYes. No. No. No.
Nepal Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Netherlands Not regulated but do happen in practiceYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
New Zealand Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. No.
Nicaragua Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 120 Calendar days
Niger Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. Minimum time provided but not explicitly specified
Nigeria Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
Pakistan Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. No.
Panama Not regulated but do happen in practiceYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. Minimum time provided but not explicitly specified
Papua New Guinea Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. No.
Paraguay Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Peru Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 150 Calendar days
Philippines Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Poland Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Portugal Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Qatar Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Romania Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Russian Federation Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Rwanda Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedNo.
Saudi Arabia Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Senegal Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. No.
Serbia Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 60 Calendar days
Sierra Leone Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 42 Calendar days
Singapore Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Slovak Republic Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Slovenia Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 52 Calendar days
Solomon Islands Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Somalia Not regulated but do happen in practiceNo. No. No. No.
South Africa Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. 21 Calendar days
Spain Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 52 Calendar days
Sri Lanka Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 90 Calendar days
Sudan Not regulated and do not happen in practiceNo. No. No.
Sweden Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Switzerland Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Tajikistan Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. 28 Calendar days
Tanzania Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 90 Calendar days
Thailand Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Timor-Leste Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. No. Yes. No.
Togo Expressly regulatedYes. No. No. Yes. No.
Tonga Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Trinidad and Tobago Not regulated but do happen in practiceYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedNo. No.
Tunisia Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 20 Calendar days
Turkey Not regulated and do not happen in practice
Uganda Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. No.
Ukraine Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 30 Calendar days
United Arab Emirates Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedNo. No.
United Kingdom Not regulated and do not happen in practice
United States Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure establishedYes. Yes. 120 Calendar days
Uruguay Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedYes. Yes. 45 Calendar days
Vietnam Expressly regulatedYes. No. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedNo.
Zambia Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Yes. No Data Calendar days
Zimbabwe Expressly regulatedYes. Yes. Yes. Detailed procedure not regulatedNo. No.