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Presented at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 21 & 22 May 2014. ...

Presented at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 21 & 22 May 2014.
Read more about the world leading platform for Sustainable Infrastructure Finance at www.gib-foundation.org.
Next Summit: 27 & 28 May 2015 in Switzerland

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    IISD Performance Based Specifications in Public Procurement by Laura Turley at GIB Summit IISD Performance Based Specifications in Public Procurement by Laura Turley at GIB Summit Presentation Transcript

    • Performance Based Specifications in Public Procurement Laura Turley May 21 2014 Global Infrastructure Basel
    • Sustainable Infrastructure GIB Grading Tool Ambition Web (NL) ISI’s Envision Rating System
    • Best Practice in the Public Sector … Holistic, Integrated Framework Priority Areas Tools: Output Based Needs Analysis Tools: Market Consultations & Dialogues Targets Tools: Performance Based Specs
    • Performance Based Specifications Instructions that outline the functional requirements for a product or service – these should be clear, achievable, measurable and enforceable. Luminosity > Number of Bulbs Strength of Concrete > Mixture Proportions Efficiency of Fuel Use > Type of Fuel & Use
    • Public Procurement as a Driver of Innovation  Large spend volumes  De-facto guarantee to private sector to invest in new processes & technologies  Sharing of risks
    • • Focus on results over inputs • Encourages private sector to be innovative, resource & material efficient, and cost effective • Expertise to the experts • Drive new patterns of ownership • Assist moving to service economy & more circular economy Performance Based Specifications (PBS) are great because:
    • PBS Common Practice in Infrastructure Already  In as far as PBS are used to measure and monitor service delivery (but not all service contracts use result-oriented PBS)  Areas for improvement for infrastructure:  Use PBS in the needs analysis  Replace tech specs with PBS  Award based on performance targets  Monitor performance & targets
    • • Translation into tenders • Capacity of procurers • Price • Finance for suppliers • Necessity of green business models Performance Based Specifications (PBS) are challenging because:
    • About IISD • Non Profit Think-Tank, 75 specialists • Advisory and implementation services to governments, international organizations and companies • Themes: procurement, climate change, finance, water, energy, subsidies, investment, industrial development… • Offices in Canada, USA, Switzerland, & China • Supported by Norad, DANIDA, SECO, SDC, CIDA, SIDA, UNEP, AusAID, NZAid, OECD • Third in the Financial Times/Foreign Policy ranking of influential think tanks • Advised 15 countries on Sustainable Public Procurement and PPPs • Lead the 3GF Partnership for Procurement and Green Growth
    • Thank you! Laura Turley lturley@iisd.org