The Partnerships Framework (PPP)

The Partnerships Framework (TPF) is a new policy to support both Unsolicited Proposals and Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the Territory.

TPF provides clear guidance to industry participants and seeks to create a business friendly environment that will support economic activity.


Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are a form of infrastructure procurement that involve high levels of risk transfer to the private sector and high levels of integrated delivery including:

PPP provides the Territory with additional delivery and financing options to support some of the large infrastructure projects announced for delivery in the near to medium future.

The benefits of PPP

Under the PPP model the contractor is incentivised to achieve on-time, on-cost delivery as payments do not commence until the asset is commissioned.

PPPs involve integrated maintenance and operations over an extended period of time resulting in the preservation of asset condition throughout its life.

Whole-of-life asset costs are improved through integrated service delivery as a design feature.

PPP offer savings over traditional procurement, on average approximately 11% (IPA, 2012).

National Guidelines

ACT Guidelines

Infrastructure Australia National PPP Guidelines external linkPPP Guidelines second edition [PDF document PDF 1.4MB] [Word document DOC 3.3MB]Enquiries regarding the Territory's policy framework for PPP can be directed to