The Public Private Partnership Agency is in direct subordination to the Prime Minister of Georgia. The Agency is tasked to provide independent and holistic evaluation of PPP projects and prepare recommendations for the Government of Georgia (GoG). Based on the PPP Agency’s recommendation GoG decides whether it should proceed with the PPP modality or reject the PPP project proposal. It is the central organization which coordinates and evaluates the PPP related efforts within the entire government apparatus of Georgia.
According to the Article 9(2) of the Law of Georgia on Public-Private Partnerships, the Public Private Partnership Agency, within the scope of its authority, performs the following functions related to public-private partnerships:
a) identifying potential public-private partnership projects and proposing them to an authorised body; if necessary, assisting the authorised body in identifying possible public-private partnership projects;
b) assessing the concept of a project submitted by an authorised body and developing relevant recommendations;
c) assisting in the preparation of the documentation related to a public-private partnership, including the documentation related to selection processes, a draft public-private partnership project and other documentation, in the case of the application by an authorised body;
d) exercising the powers determined by Article 14 of this Law in relation to small projects, if necessary;
e) ensuring the selection, recruitment and supervision of consultants at any stage of a public-private partnership, if necessary;
f) coordinating relevant actions with authorised bodies, as well as requesting information related to the monitoring of the implementation of public-private partnership projects;
g) implementing relevant measures to facilitate the enhancement of knowledge and skills of an authorised body in the field of public-private partnerships, for the purpose of developing institutional potential;
h) creating and managing a database for public-private partnership projects;
i) drawing up the forms of standard documents, including the standard clauses of a public-private partnership agreement.