1180507 Assessment of South Africas PPP

Request for expression of interest for selection # 1180507
Assignment Title
Assessment of South Africas PPP Framework: Applicability to Municipal Land Disposition and
Publication Date
Expression of Interest Deadline
04-May-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)
Language of Notice
Assignment Country
ZA - South Africa
Funding Sources
The World Bank intends to finance the assignment/services under Trust Funds:
TF014742 - Assessment of Subsidy Instruments for Housing and Informal Settlements
The consultant will be a firm.
Assignment Description
Electronic Submissions through World Bank Group eConsultant2
Assignment Title: Consultancy: Assessment of South Africas PPP Framework as pertains to
Municipal Land Disposition and Development
Assignment Countries:
- South Africa
While South Africa has a well-developed national framework for public-private partnerships
(PPPs), cities experiences thus far with large-scale urban redevelopment -- and, specifically, with
competitively soliciting and iteratively structuring economically and socially beneficial
arrangements for redevelopment of public lands with the private sector -- have been limited.
Municipalities in South Africa are generally less than sanguine about how the national regulatory
framework might facilitate creative approaches to land disposition and development agreements
with the private sector. Municipalities and the private sector perceive national PPP-related
legislation as constraining, offering limited flexibility to appropriately tailor transactions to
market and other relevant conditions. This perspective affects municipalities willingness to
explore and enter into the types of arrangements with the private sector that could benefit the
municipalities significantly with respect to value creation and risk transfer. There appears to be a
lack of clarity, for example, about (a) what types of transactions and agreements with respect to
land development would be defined by national rules as a public private partnership (PPP) and,
relatedly, (b) what existing legislation allows for with respect to municipal land disposal and
development processes.
The Consultancys primary objectives are to:
Identify the national government and Metropolitan municipal government legislation that applies
to municipal initiatives to dispose of and/or redevelop publicly-owned land, included detailed
discussion of the applicability of: Public Finance Management Act (PFMA); Municipal Finance
Management Act (MFMA), specifically Municipal Asset Transfer Regulations; and Government
Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMMA)
Given global best practices of cities with respect to development of publicly-owned land,
identify which of those best practice approaches are currently permissible under the existing
South African regulatory framework
For those best practice strategies that are not currently permissible within the existing
framework, identify the regulatory changes that would need to occur in order for Metropolitan
municipalities to be empowered to deploy those strategies
The World Bank intends to finance the assignment / services described through a combination of
Bank Budget and grant funding that has been awarded by the Public-Private Infrastructure
Advisory Facility (PPIAF), a multi-donor technical assistance facility aimed at helping
developing countries improve the quality of their infrastructure through private sector
involvement. For more information on the facility see the Web site: www.ppiaf.org.
The consultant will be a firm.
The World Bank now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the
services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to
perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar
conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for
individuals). Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB.
Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank
Group eConsultant2 (https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html)
Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally
invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of
Qualification Criteria
1. Provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment,
specifically: experience in regulatory analysis pertaining to real estate, South African
public procurement and financial management, South African public sector transactions,
and /or South African administrative law. Demonstrated knowledge of the South African
land and real estate market is highly desirable. *
2. Provide information on the qualifications of key staff, including: prior experience with
public private partnerships in the South African context; and experience advising public
sector entities in South Africa on policy and regulatory analyses *
3. Provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm. *
4. Provide information on their core business and years in business. *
* - Mandatory
Selection and contracting will normally be made from responses to this request for expression of
interest. The consultant will be selected from a shortlist, subject to availability of funding.