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preparing for PFI contract expiry
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has published its long-awaited guidance on Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract expiry. Its primary purpose is to provide practical help on managing the expiry of PFI contracts. Local Partnerships helped to develop the guidance alongside other Government departments and authorities.
The guidance captures best practice and learning from expiring and expired PFI contracts. It sets out why managing expiry is vital to ensure value for money and continuity of public services, what needs to be done to prepare for and manage the expiry process, and how expiry activities might be executed.
local authority funding bid preparation
We are pleased to announce our new toolkit for local authority funding bid preparation in advance of the next round of the Levelling Up Fund. This toolkit is designed to help councils improve the quality of their Levelling Up Fund bids, as well as select projects that are most likely to succeed in attracting an award.
Round 1 of the £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund awarded £1.7bn to councils in 82 areas across the UK. It is important that, as we anticipate the launch of Round 2, councils have access to clear guidance on how best to score high marks in any bid evaluation process.
Local Partnerships was at the heart of the Round 1 bid appraisal process. We were particularly engaged in testing the deliverability of the projects in conjunction with DLUHC officials. We can therefore provide pragmatic advice on how to improve evaluation scores.
This toolkit has been produced and published in good faith by Local Partnerships and does not constitute official guidance on behalf of HM Treasury, DLUHC, nor any other Government department.
It covers the diverse range of initiatives on which Local Partnerships has worked. The golden thread throughout is the broad scope of projects where we’re helping councils develop their responses to the climate emergency including waste and the circular economy, housing and regeneration, air quality, infrastructure, domestic retrofit, energy, and more.
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