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How public private partnerships can help US infrastructure build back better


Wednesday 18 August 2021 - for immediate release

How public private partnerships can help US infrastructure build back better



Operis, a leading advisor in project and infrastructure finance, has published a white paper arguing that Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) should be considered as potential delivery models for US president Joe Biden's Infrastructure Framework.

President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework includes some $550billion in new infrastructure spending. Operis argues in "Build Back Better - How PPP can support Biden's BBB plan" that, regardless of how the infrastructure is funded or financed, PPPs should be considered as a potential delivery model. The paper's co-author Carmen Wade, Operis Head of North America, believes PPPs should not be considered solely as a funding source.

She said: "Doing so undermines the extent of the value the procurement approach offers. Thinking of PPPs as simply a source of funding means many authorities, who don't necessarily need funding, disregard the model and utilize sub-optimal delivery models and approaches for their infrastructure assets."

The white paper is available for download via the Operis website.



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About Operis

Operis is a leading advisor in project finance, renowned for its expertise in financial modelling. Since its start in 1990, Operis has built on this distinctive strength and supported more than 1,200 projects worldwide.

Operis is an independent firm with a collaborative approach. It focuses on achieving the best results for its clients by providing tailored services. These include Financial Advisory, Model Development & Audit, Tax & Accounting, Modelling Training and Financial Modelling Software.

Operis works globally across all infrastructure and energy sectors, including digital infrastructure and renewables, supporting new projects and refinancings.

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