Country: Global / Non-Specific
This report has been written to help PPP practitioners understand more about how State aid policy interacts with the procurement and delivery of PPPs. The intention of the report is to be as straightforward as possible for PPP practitioners, cutting out some of the wider State aid framework, which is often of a technical legal nature, in order to focus on the key topics of relevance to PPPs.
The report is therefore not designed to be an exhaustive or detailed study of State aid issues in PPP projects. Rather, it indicates key elements that can help PPP practitioners to identify potential State aid issues in their projects and programs and to consider how they can use exemptions to avoid the need to notify the Commission. The report in no way substitutes for procuring authorities seeking their own legal advice, or that of the Commission, when preparing PPP projects or programs. Therefore, as always, it is advisable for PPP procuring authorities to seek professional advice for their projects at an early stage.
Updated: April 12, 2022