An amendment to the provisions of the Act on the PPP (Public-Private-Partnership), being prepared by the Ministry of Regional Development, can be an opportunity to increase the popularity of public-private partnerships.
- The amendment is supposed to organize the rules for the application of the public procurement law and the law on concessions, and to regulate the succession of sponsors in place of the private partner – remind the experts of the Employers of Poland while stressing that it is necessary to explicitly determine that the procedures provided for in the Concession Act and the Public Procurement Law (PPL) are applicable only to the stage of selecting the private partner, and not to the stage of the project implementation. - In this way there will be eliminated such problems as the need to change the mode of selecting the private partner in a situation where, in the course of the procedure, the rules for the gratification of the private partner are changed – say the experts of the Employers of Poland.
Among the reasons for a low popularity of the PPP are also mentioned, among others, the principles of including liabilities under those contracts to the public debt. - Entrepreneurs explain the little interest in the PPP projects with the lack of understanding of the market rules by public entities. They complain of difficult negotiations with the officials, who are not prepared to use this formula – say the experts of the Employers of Poland while recalling that recently some attempts are being made to popularize the investment in this formula (a special guide was issued, among others, for local authorities which sets out how to, step by step, go through the consecutive phases of the procedure).