HM Treasury

Public private partnerships

Operational Taskforce

The Government has created an Operational Taskforce, acting on behalf of HM Treasury, based in Partnerships UK. The Taskforce has a helpdesk to provide free expert advice and support to public sector partners within operational PFI projects. Public sector project managers can contact the helpdesk on 020 7273 8356, or by emailing

Operational Taskforce Note 1: Benchmarking and Market Testing Guidance (PDF 385KB)
This guidance is designed to support public sector PFI contract managers in achieving value for money through benchmarking and market testing of soft services.

Operational Taskforce Note 2: Project Transition Guidance (PDF 431KB)
This guidance is designed to support project and contract managers in the transition from procurement to operation.

Operational Taskforce Note 3: Variations Protocol for Operational Projects (entered into prior to Standardisation of PFI Contracts version 4) (PDF 214KB)
This protocol is to help public sector authorities with PFI contracts to put in place a voluntary protocol for managing variations during the operational phase of their PFI projects.

Operational Taskforce Note 4: Contract Expiry Guidance (PDF 292KB)
This guidance is designed to assist public sector Contract Managers in managing the transition from a PFI Contract to whatever new arrangement may be set up to succeed it.

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