The objective of this Law is to establish a favorable and stable framework for promoting, attracting and facilitating investments, which are realized as public private (PP) concessions/partnerships (PPP). The Law regulates the powers of contracting authorities to enter into PP concessions for concession/PPP based investments, the procedures for the award of such contracts, the issues pertaining to financial arrangements and support in relation to Concessions/PPPs, the policy of these Concession/PPP and the authority to enforce them, as well as other issues relating to Concessions/PPPs.Concessions/PPPs may be awarded for the realization of works and provision of services in the sectors of transport (railway system, rail transport, ports, airports, roads, tunnels, bridges, parking, public transport), generation and distribution of electricity and heating energy, production and distribution of water, treatment, collection distribution and administration of waste water, irrigation, drainage, cleaning of canals and dams, waste management, including their collection, transfer, treatment and disposal, telecommunication, science and education, tourism, leisure and hospitality, culture and sports, health, social services, prison and judicial infrastructure, rehabilitation of land and forests, industrial parks, mines and similar business support infrastructure, housing, public administration facilities, IT and data base infrastructure, natural gas distribution, urban and suburban rehabilitation and development, and agriculture.The Law consists of four Chapters: I- General Provisions, II- Actions for Granting of Concessions/Private Public Partnerships, III- Procedure for the Award of Concessions/PPPs, IV- Concession/PPP Contract, V-Financial and Related Issues, VI- Administrative Review, and VII- Transitional and Final Provisions.Regarding governance, the line ministries and the local governing units are the contracting authorities. The Unit of Public and Private Partnerships/Concessions is set up as an auxiliary and advisory body for the contracting authorities, at the relevant ministry for the economy, to promote and assist the contracting authorities in the preparation, assessment and negotiation of the concessions/ Public Private Partnerships. The Public Procurement Agency is also involved in this process as a coordinating body for preparing and publishing the standard bidding documents as well as preparing legal revisions, as needed. The Ministry of Finance is also involved in this process as further stipulated by the law.
Implements: Constitution of Albania. (1998-11-21)
Repeals: Law No. 9663 on concessions. (2006-12-18)
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