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The future of PPPs in Belgium

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13/02/2017

Liedekerke contributed to the Trends special on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Frank Judo and Christel Van den Eynden shared their views on the future of PPPs in Belgium and the new regulation on public procurement.

The real added value of a PPP, as opposed to a classic public tender, is not necessarily an optimisation of the budget, but rather the guarantee of a long-term commitment to the project, which ultimately benefits both public and private partners and the end user of the product. The new regulation on public procurement that will come into effect this year is in line with this broader philosophy of PPP, which emphasises the long-term perspective of an infrastructure project rather than its execution at the lowest possible price. The new regulation also creates opportunities for partnerships on smaller innovative projects.

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