- Center for Public-Private Partnership Studies of Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University
Date of event: May 20, 2015
Place: St. Petersburg, Volkhovsky per., 3
- Svetlana Maslova (Head of the Center for PPP Studies GSOM SPbU, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, SPbU , Russia)
- Olga Potiforova (Head of PPP and External Relations Department at Directorate for Development of Transport System of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region)
The Workshop “Implementation of Joint PPP Projects in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region” (using the example of implementation of PPP project on construction and operation of the Transport Hub “Devyatkino”) was held on May 20, 2015 at the Conference “Public-Private Partnership in Transport Sector”, organized by the Center for PPP Studies GSOM SPbU. The event was held by the Head of the Center for PPP Studies GSOM SPbU Svetlana Maslova and Head of PPP and External Relations Department at Directorate for Development of Transport System of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region Olga Potiforova. The aim of the workshop was improving the skills and practical techniques of structuring of PPP projects devoted to development of transport infrastructure of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region.
The workshop covered the solving problems related to preparation of the joint PPP project of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region on construction and operation of the Transport Hub “Devyatkino” and the need of solution of the following tasks:
Task 1: Propose possible PPP models for implementation of this PPP project and choose the most appropriate of them,
Task 2: Define and reveal the main conditions of implementation of this PPP project;
Task 3: Develop schedule chart of preparation and implementation of the PPP project (the main stages and events, the approximate dates).
The feature of the workshop was that the students of GSOM SPbU, attended a course of Associate Professor of Public Administration Department, Ph.D. in Law S.Maslova “Public-Private Partnerships” within the bachelor program, acted as PPP experts and had to solve the tasks set.
The first expert – technical, which was presented by Anastasia Trofimova, defined the main participants of the project (Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, Leningrad Region, OAO “RZD”), the composition of the object of the transport hub and its property and legal status. Ruzaliya Mingazova, acted as the law expert, conducting comparative analysis of legislation and organizational and legal forms of project, made a conclusion that the appropriate PPP model for this project is concession and the amount of concedents should be reduced to two – St. Petersburd and Leningrad Region. Based on conditions proposed, the concedents, Alesya Gubanova, acted as Leningrad Region, and Sofia Gladushchenko, presented St. Petersburg, told participants about the main conditions of the project implementation, including the main rights and liabilities of the concedents according to the agreement. Andrey Zinchenko, presented the private party, told the same but from the part of the concessionaire. Finally, solving the third task, Kseniya Shibanova presented to the participants detailed schedule chart of preparation and implementation of the project. As it was noted by real PPP experts, including the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov, the students demonstrated their deep knowledge of public-private partnership and practical skills of structuring the PPP projects during the showing of their vision on the perspectives of the PPP project implementation on construction and operation of the Transport Hub “Devyatkino”.
Active discussion and many questions have come after the workshop, since it addressed really topical issues of preparation of PPP projects, especially for public authorities. The Workshop “Implementation of Joint PPP Projects in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region” was useful due to its content and interesting for all participants due to its format. The Center for PPP Studies GSOM SPbU plans to organize similar workshops in future, revealing new secrets of PPP.