For three years (from 2016 to 2018), Moscow has been topping the public-private partnership development ranking in Russia. The capital is actively engaging businesses in solving citywide problems through PPP mechanisms. The city has taken a strategic approach towards a thorough study of the legal and economic conditions for long-term projects.
The contracts concluded by Moscow under PPP projects since 2013 account for over RUR 850 bn.
Conclusion of concession agreements
Decisions on the conclusion and the preparation of concession agreements in Moscow are made in accordance with Moscow Government Decree # 720-PP dated August 4, 2009 "On preparation of concession agreements implemented in the city of Moscow".
An entity advancing a private initiative to conclude a concession agreement may address the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy, for its initiative to conclude a concession agreement to be considered.
Conclusion of public-private partnership agreements
The authorized body in the field of public-private partnership in Moscow is the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy.
A private partner is entitled to send its public-private partnership project proposal both to a public partner, which is an industry-specific or functional executive body of Moscow managing the area in which the public-private partnership project is planned to be implemented, and to an authorized public-private partnership body.
The decisions on the public-private partnership projects implementation are made in accordance with the procedure established by Moscow Government Decree # 26-PP dated February 3, 2016 “On preparing public-private partnership projects, making decisions on public-private partnership projects implementation, executing and monitoring the execution of public-private partnership agreements".
A project implementation decision shall be made in the form of a legal enactment on the public-private partnership project implementation issued by the Moscow Government.
The following projects can be cited as the main examples of the PPP projects implemented in Moscow: the construction of the Kutuzovsky Prospekt North Alternate Route, the creation of transfer hubs, the purchase of metro cars, as well as low-floor trams, buses and electric buses under life cycle contracts. In 2018, the Moscow Government also received a private concession initiative to implement the project of a modern cable way between the Skhodnenskaya and Rechnoy Vokzal metro stations. In addition, the city is implementing preferential lease programs with investment commitments oriented at engaging small and medium-sized businesses, such as the creation of general practice medical offices (the Doctor Nearby Project), private kindergartens and schools, as well as the restoration of cultural heritage items, and industrial projects (offset contracts to localize drug production), on the PPP basis.