In 2021, 10 PPP agreements were signed with a total value of
Budimex is still interested in carrying out projects under the public-private partnership (PPP) formula. However, there are still few PPP bids in the Polish market for investments of significant value.
Data obtained by the central government PPP unit in the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy confirm that uncertainty about the financial and economic outlook has, among other things, negatively affected interest in public investment. The lack of appetite for using the PPP formula was further exacerbated by the end of the 2014-2020 financial perspective and delays in accessing new sources of funding, including from the National Recovery Plan.
In 2021, 10 PPP agreements worth a total of PLN 172 million were signed, compared to 13 agreements worth over PLN 1 billion concluded in 2020. As regards PPP proceedings, in 2021, 24 proceedings were initiated (in 2020-31) with a total value of PLN 627 million (in 2020 – PLN 3.8 billion), including: six in the revitalisation sector, five in the transport infrastructure sector, four in the water and sewage management sector, three proceedings each in the energy efficiency and sports and tourism sectors, as well as one project in the education sector and two in other categories.6
As in previous years, in 2021 PPPs were mainly developed by local governments.
At the end of 2021, the database of Potential PPP Projects contained 66 projects, of which 40 were at the pre-announcement stage, while the remaining 26 projects were at the stage of ongoing proceedings. Among the projects in the pipeline there were government projects supported by the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy, i.e. the project concerning the construction of the External Port in the Port of Gdynia worth nearly PLN 4 billion, and the project for the construction and maintenance of state archives worth approximately PLN 300 million. The largest number of potential projects concerned the sector of transport infrastructure (12), revitalisation, public buildings and sport and tourism (9 investments each) and energy efficiency (8).
6 Source: PPP Market Report 2009-2021, Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy