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Mr. Mohamed BENCHAABOUN presents the Draft Law relating to PPP contracts to the members of the Finance Committee of the house of councilors : 22/01/2020

Mr. Mohamed BENCHAABOUN presents the Draft Law relating to PPP contracts to the members of the Finance Committee of the house of councilors

On Wednesday January 22, 2020, Mr. Mohamed BENCHAABOUN, Minister of Economy, Finance and Administrative Reform, presented to the Finance, Economic Development and Planning Committee, reporting to the House of Councilors, Draft Law No. 46-18 relating to Public-Private Partnership contracts.

The main objective of the Draft Law, which is supplementing and amending Law No. 86-12, is the fluidity and flexibility of the Public Private Partnership process. In addition to the implementation of the legal framework at a practical level, the amendments made aim to make the procedures in force regarding PPPs more flexible and to strengthen the performance of the public and private sectors so that all market players can contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

Moreover, Law No. 46-18 made several amendments, such as extending the scope of application to other public bodies, particularly local authorities and legal persons governed by public law within these authorities. Governance adapted to regional and local specificities, and the establishment of a National Public-Private Partnership Commission with the Head of Government, are also among the amendments made.

The amendments introduced by Law No. 46-18 also include simplifying the unsolicited bid proposal process and clarifying the conditions for using the negotiated procedure, as well as aligning the provisions of the law with those of sectorial laws which provide for the use of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contracts.