www.pppinindia.gov.inPPP TOOLKIT
PPP TOOLKIT for Improving PPP
Decision-Making Processes

Sector: Ports  |  Module 3: Tools and Resources

Readiness Filters

How to do a Readiness Check

Readiness Checks are undertaken by a small group (two to three individuals) of experts. These may either be from within the sponsoring organisation responsible for the development of the proposed PPP project or externally-sourced. External experts might be consultants or officials from other organisation (eg, drawn from a PPP Cell). The selected experts should not have been closely involved in the design of the PPP project to date. This will generally favour the use of externally-sourced experts but the cost constraints on this should be recognised.

The expert group is expected to spend around two to three days on each Readiness Check. They will be provided by the Project Officer with the documentation prepared for submission to the formal review and approval process as well any additional supporting material the Project Officer considers relevant. They will also be expected to have meetings with the Project Officer to discuss the documentation and any issues arising out of this.

At each Readiness Check, the expert group will complete the relevant Readiness Filter (RF). The RFs are tools to help carry out the Readiness Check. There are four, one for each Readiness Check. The RFs are structured in the form of checklists containing a series of questions relating to the PPP project design. Each RF also contains an overall assessment of the project proposal and a recommendation as to whether it should proceed to the next stage of the process.

Following completion of the Readiness Check, the expert group will provide the completed RF to the Project Officer. It is also good to have a short discussion between the expert group and Project Officer to review the completed RF and identify actions arising out of this.