This Discussion Paper provides guidance on issues that need to be considered before and during the bidding process.
The report identifies the critical issues that are involved in the tendering and evaluation stages of bidding for private concessions. It draws on a survey of bidding experience in eight water and toll road projects in seven countries (China, Hungary, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom). Although the information available from this survey was not comprehensive enough to establish any strong overall generic trends, either by industry sector or geographical region, it was observed that where the process of selecting of the concessionaire appears to have been handled more informally, it was difficult for the host government to be satisfied that it had achieved an optimum level of risk transfer from the public to the private sector.
Ref: Bidding for Private Consessions