The size and structure of a contract management team will be dictated by several factors, including the level of obligations and risks taken on by the Procuring Authority and the overall complexity of the project. Where the Procuring Authority has taken on a high level of risk and has a significant number of obligations as part of the PPP contract, it must assume an active role in contract management. Where the risks and obligations retained by the Procuring Authority are fewer, the Procuring Authority may be able to take a more passive role, although its responsibilities should not be underestimated. With these considerations in mind, the Procuring Authority will need to determine what skills are required within the team, and what expertise can be brought in using external advisors or other government departments.
This section provides a background to contract management team set-up in Subsection 2.1.1 (Background) and provides guidance on setting up the contract management team. The key elements of successful contract management team set-up are summarised below and discussed in detail in Subsection 2.1.2 (Guidance):