A key argument for Governments to procure projects using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) is that the process would deliver better overall value for all the stakeholders. The need to demonstrate thus has contributed to demanding bid requirements that ultimately make it sustainable to maintain an industry around Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contracts when the overall costs of bidding exceeds the net returns to the industry. The paper explores why PPPs in Australia are heading towards an unsustainable situation.
One Day Conference on Public Private Partnerships: Opportunities and Challenges. Proceedings of Public Private Partnerships: Opportunities and Challenges (Hong Kong 22 February, 2005)