The Public-private partnership contracts are now governed by Dahir No. 1.14.192 of 1 Rabii I 1436 (December 24 , 2014) promulgating Law No. 12-86 on public-private partnership (PPP) contracts.
The adoption of the new legal framework regulating Public-Private Partnership contracts will enable public authorities to benefit from the innovation and financing capacities of the private sector and will contractually guarantee the effectiveness of services, ensure that they are delivered within the agreed deadlines and with the required level of quality, and that they are paid, whether totally or partially, by the public authorities according to predefined performance criteria.
Moreover, the wider use of Public-Private Partnership contracts will also help promote the emergence of national reference groups and encourage SMEs' activities through subcontracting.
This reform allowed :
- Establishment of a new mode of providing quality economic and social services and infrastructure at a lower cost;
- Sharing of related risks with the private sector ;
- Development of new modes of governance and performance-based public services within public administrations at both local and national levels;
- introduction of the obligation to audit partnership contracts and control the terms and conditions for the preparation, award and implementation of such contracts