Public Contracting and Projects

This product provides a high-level overview of local public procurement laws, including which entities and contracts fall within their scope, and what requirements and restrictions apply to both local and foreign companies, including any local partner requirements. It also covers the process, timelines and contract requirements for PPPs, and looks at how successful PPPs have been locally and what types are most commonly provided for.

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The following topics are covered in the Public Contracting and Projects product for each country (click to expand):
Public Contracting and Projects
  • 1Public Procurement
  • 2Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Practical Q&A format

This product contains detailed and up-to-date local guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, in relation to procurement procedures and public private partnerships (PPPs) in a particular African country. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
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Must foreign companies register branches or incorporate subsidiaries to participate in public procurement?
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Does local law provide for any preferences for local companies in public procurement?
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What type of procurement procedures exist?
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For each type of public private partnership (PPP) adopted, what is the typical process and timeline?
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Do the lenders in a PPP arrangement sign a direct agreement with the relevant public authority?
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Are there any clauses in PPP agreements that are unusual or particular to thecountry?
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Is international arbitration available to settle disputes under project agreements and direct agreements with lenders?

Benefits of Public Contracting and Projects

If you develop or finance projects in a particular African country or participate in public tenders, the Afriwise platform, and this product in particular, is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local public contracting and projects law experts
  • valuable tools such as a powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the public procurement and PPP legal landscape.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source the key information you need when participating in public tenders or entering into PPP arrangements in a particular African country.

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