The evaluation of construction projects realized with public private partnership model in Turkey

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2015




Public–private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly used in the public facilities and services provision with the growing economic development experienced in Turkey. However, there is an urge for more and better workable and efficient improved practices in future PPP projects. This research considers six types of common public projects in Turkey that are often delivered by the PPP method, including highway, airport, harbor & marina, custom facility & custom gate, industrial facility & urban infrastructure and health facility. Experienced practitioners in Turkey were asked to rank the severity of 30 commonly faced problems sought from a comprehensive literature review and expert interviews conducted in Turkey. The results show that the three most important problems in realizing PPP projects were “The lack of detailed preparation of public institute before tendering”, “Formation of additional high cost and downturn in the financial market as a result of simultaneous presentation of projects having huge investment cost”, and “Inadequate planning and prioritization of projects before presenting to the public”. In addition, the relative importance of 30 potential critical success factors (CSF) for improving PPP system in the Turkey was searched and the most important factors were determined as “Prioritization of the large-scale PPP projects”, “The planning and coordination of investments among public institutions” and “Conducting detailed pre-work before the tendering of projects and preparation of realistic and detailed project feasibility studies”. The findings indicate that the stakeholders from both public and private sectors have low confidence in the public institutions.