Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) are forms of collaboration between the government and one or more private organisations. In these forms of collaboration, the government (client) and organisations (contractor) from trade & industry are full partners. The client remains in charge and the contractor is given all responsibilities, including the risks and the freedom to come up with creative solutions. This will result in high-quality, efficient and innovative solutions.

Clients and contractors enter into PPP contracts involving long-term forms of collaboration - often lasting 25 to 30 years. Contractors are asked to design, build/renovate, finance and exploit the project concerned.


In the Netherlands, the most common form of PPP is the so-called DBFMO contract (Design, Build, Finance, Maintain & Operate). All responsibilities listed are transferred to market parties, with the intention of creating added value: projects are of the same quality but have a lower price, or have a higher quality at the same price. At the same time, the design and contract will completely meet the client's wishes, because consortia deploy expertise on the basis of the demanded output and required results. Moreover, projects are realised sooner.

Facilicom and PPP: Unique integration

Facilicom is specialised in the integration of Build, Maintain and Operate in DBFMO contracts. Both from an advisory role, to optimise the design, and from an integrated realisation and exploitation role, Facilicom participates in Public-Private and Private-Private Partnerships. Because we make clever and well thought-out choices for exploitation and maintenance during the design phase, the Total Cost of Ownership will be reduced and the quality during the complete contract period optimised. Facilicom has all necessary disciplines in-house to also participate as a single party in PPP/DBFMO projects.

Recently, Facilicom has been awarded multiple PPP projects. Both as single party and as a participant in a consortium.