Public-private partnerships (PPPs)

The PPPs program of the state of São Paulo was instituted in 2004. Among the industries showing potential for PPPs the highlights are transport, sanitation, low-cost housing, energy, education, prisons and electronic government.

In PPPs, companies implement and operate projects and are remunerated only by the state or with a co-participation tariff from users, for a minimum of 5 years and a maximum 35 years. For the São Paulo government, successes in road concessions and natural gas distribution have created a very favorable environment for the implementation of PPPs in the state.

In 2011, the MIP private sector initiative was instituted. This new partnership modality allows the private investor to present the government with proposals and technical studies on works and public services of mutual interest that can be integrated into the PPPs program. The objective is to motivate domestic and foreign private sector participation in works and public services through PPPs. The state of São Paulo PPPs portfolio foresees public projects worth US$ 25 billion in the next few years.

More info:
Public-Private Partnerships (link in Portuguese)

Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions (publication)