Tendering Procedures in PPP: A Literature Review

Nunzia Carbonara, Polytechnic of Bari
Louis Gunnigan, Dublin Institute of Technology
Roberta Pellegrino, Polytechnic of Bari
Fabio Sciancalepore, Polytechnic of Bari

Document Type Article

Published in Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends & Theory 2011 Discussion Papers (eds Roumboutsos, A., and Carbonara, N.) COST Action TU1001, Bari, Italy. ISBN : 978-88-97781-04-2


Purpose – This paper aims at providing an overview about literature on tendering process in PPP, with particular regard to transportation PPP case.

Design/methodology/approach – The approach is based on the analysis of the pertinent publications on the theme.

Findings – Three main interest areas can be found in the literature: tendering procedures, evaluation methods and evaluation criteria. Social implications – Contract authorities have several tools in order to pre-qualify and select bidders and negotiate with them: they can choose the instruments which best fit to their market

Originality/value – The paper provides a complete overview on PPP tendering procedures both used by practitioners and proposed by scholar and offers suggestions for further research on this issue.