Infrastructure and Commercial Advice

Infrastructure and Commercial Advice (ICA) operates out of Treasury within the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD), ACT Government. ICA advises government on the development of infrastructure projects, including the use of private finance where appropriate. ICA partners with directorates to ensure that projects provide the required evidence and analysis to justify the funding decisions of government. It brings together specialist capability in the support of selection, funding, implementation, delivery and life-of-project transaction management of complex and major infrastructure projects.

ICA’s core functions are:

The Capital Framework

The Capital Framework is a fit-for-purpose tool that helps ensure government investments in infrastructure projects provide maximum public value to the ACT community. It provides practical assistance to directorates and agencies proposing investment projects, and to advisors helping develop business cases for them.

The Capital Framework
The Partnerships Framework – Guidelines for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

The ACT Government is committed to improving the facilitation of infrastructure delivery within the ACT. As an extension of the Capital Framework, the Partnerships Framework – Guidelines for Public Private Partnerships, provides further guidance on the procurement of public infrastructure using complex delivery models that involve the private sector to a greater degree, including Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

The Partnerships Framework – Guidelines for PPPs

The ACT Government has used the PPP delivery model successfully on the Law Courts and the Capital Metro Light Rail – City to Gungahlin projects.

The Partnerships Framework – Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals

The Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals provide a transparent framework for both prospective bidders and Government. It provides information about the treatment of Unsolicited Proposals for public infrastructure, service delivery and private sector investment in the Territory.

The Partnerships Framework – Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals


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