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Public procurement

Are public private partnerships (PPPs) common? Are they promoted or encouraged by the government?



Public procurement is regulated by the Public Procurement Act (Official Gazette 120/16), whereas public-private partnerships (PPPs) are governed by the Act on Public-Private Partnerships (Official Gazette No. 78/12, 152/14).

PPP has been applied in Croatia since its independence and has had a significant role in the development of infrastructure projects and providing public services of a higher quality. In the beginning, the concession model of PPP was mostly applied for construction of roads and communal infrastructure. In the last few years, more complex PPP models have been implemented, especially in relation to education and science, technical-development centres, environmental protection, housing construction, sports and urban infrastructure, public administration buildings, development of healthcare and social care.