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UPDATED – Putting PPP Government Bureaucratic Problems into an Analytical Framework – PART – IIa

Aug 28, 2010 — Neil Boyle

In Part–IIa, we discuss the game changing government bureaucratic problems that arise in the development and tendering of BOT PPP projects. INFRAGOV associates in Manila, Dr. Ramon Clarete and Mr. Hector Florento brought bureaucracy problems to my attention. Both are working to resolve bureaucracy problems in their country and continue ...

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Updated – Tougher yet Flexible Implementation and the 32 Year Old Coal Supply Contract- PART – II

Aug 27, 2010 — Neil Boyle

1.     Tougher implementation also means tougher and more open negotiations. Tougher negotiations mean smarter trade-offs are made between the negotiations triple of price (higher or lower), technology (from generic to specialized), and contractual safeguards (less rigid and not reformative to more rigid and reformative). Smart trade-offs induce credible commitment between two parties. For ...

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Jul 19, 2010 — Neil Boyle

UPDATED - TCE PRECEPTS FOR ANALYZING INSTITUTIONS 07-19-2010 ver 3C Please click on the above link to see the updated version of what I consider one of my important posts.  It is important because it concentrates in one file the beginning of what I have learned over the past 10 years of studying ...

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Contract Mapping

May 1, 2010 — Neil Boyle

Contract mapping illustrates and explains the relationships between the contract triple of: the price of the transaction, the technology as measured by the asset specificity of the transaction, and the safeguards that protect the transaction assets and its agreements from contract hazards. Contract mapping introduces the concept of vertical integration. ...

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Examples of Negotiated Safeguards

Technical Notes

Dec 15, 2009 — Neil Boyle

A condition of complete safeguard occurs when hazards are relieved. Negotiated safeguards could include a broad range of institutions and mechanisms that are inserted into the contract and if required also into the internal organization of the project company. The thing to keep in mind is the importance of knowing ...

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Pricing the Deal as a Quadruple Trade-off

Nov 21, 2009 — Neil Boyle

The pricing of deals is often a two dimensional (finance on technical) trade-off between price and a series of financial and technical considerations. Because these considerations are geared toward securing project revenue streams (cash flows) for the comfort of creditors, finance issues tend to dominate the contracting action. Securing lender comfort ...

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