Economics

Comprehensive Maintenance of the Barcelona Ring Roads

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The document discusses the contract signed by Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona for the maintenance of Barcelona's ring roads as an example of a public-private partnership. It details the tender process and describes the project's characteristics and its impacts. It also explores additional forms of transferring risk to the private sector in similar contracts, bundling more activities and aligning incentives. It introduces possible improvements to the contract design, such as measures for the concessionaire to reduce infrastructure maintenance costs, increase efficiency, and cut back on energy consumption.
Bibliographic citation: Ricart, Joan Enric; Trillas, Fancesc; Ferradans, Hugo; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel, "Comprehensive Maintenance of the Barcelona Ring Roads: The contract of maintrenance includes support to safety and surveillance, cleanlines and prune, schedulling and follow-up, traffic control, etc.", IESE, ST-447-E, 07/2017
Date: 28/07/2017
Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Trillas, Fancesc; Ferradans, Hugo; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel
Document type: Study and Monograph
Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center
Department: Economics
Sector: Public administration and government agencies
Languages: English
Geographic area: Spain

Learning objective The case can be used to discuss good practices in public-private partnerships and to investigate ways of improving public services and public procurement.