Brazil’s problems with stalled infrastructure projects led the government to take an interest in Pubic-Private Partnerships (PPP). Infrastructure specialist Felipe Montoro Jens helped arrange several (PPP’s). With Public-Private partnerships playing such an important role in Brazil awards were given out in the PPP Awards & Conference of Brazil 2018. The event was promoted by Sator and Radar PPP. Infrastructure Expert Felipe Montoro Jens was there to hand out awards to the winners.

The event took place at the Frei Caneca Convocation Center in the city of Sao Paulo. The purpose of the awards is to place focus on the importance of PPPs and the immense impact that they have accomplished in the public works sector. In 2018 there were 37 proposed initiatives that made the finals into the five categories.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Project of the Year: Were PPP or concession projects already underway, even if partially, and what benefits did society receive? First place was the initiative of Basic Sanitation of Teresina, AEGEA and Government of Piauí. The project Piauí Conectado, of Globaltask and Government of Piauí, receive second place.
  2. Modeling of the Year: Non-operational PPP or concession projects were submitted, whose public consultation announcement or bidding document was published in 2018, and whose modeling has been developed with emphasis on the technical part and transparency. There were seven projects that made the finals and the winner was the Parks Concession of the City of Sao Paulo, reported Felipe Montoro Jens . The second place went to the PPP of CORSAN (Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre), of the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul.
  3. PPP Unit of the Year: Public-Private Partnership units that have produced relevant contributions in 2018competed. The award went to the Federal Government’s Investment Partnerships Program. The second place went to the City Hall of Sao Paulo.
  4. Concessionaire of the Year: Were private companies, formally constituted, responsible for the management of PPP or Concession Contracts? Felipe Montoro Jens points out that the winner was GPA S / A, Gestores Prisionais Associados. Second place went to BHIP S / A – IP of Belo Horizonte.
  5. Most Innovative Idea of the Year: First place went to IguáLab, Startups acceleration that offers solutions for central axes of the sanitation agenda in Brazil; and InovaBH, an application for monitoring and supervising the quality of service.

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