Use a Gateway Review Process to support the effective development, planning, management, and delivery of projects.
A well-functioning infrastructure investment decision framework will feature a multi-stage process that progressively moves to more detailed assessments of options and models.
The infrastructure decisionmaking should be based on an agnostic early assessment of different infrastructure models and their appropriateness to the procurement, contracting, and financing needs / challenges faced by the infrastructure project.
The initial business case should carefully scope and appraise the contracting and procurement strategy as opposed to selecting a type of contracting model and trying to fit the project to the contract.
The procurement and contracting strategy should scope and appraise different work packages. Ideally as part of the assessment, an open and transparent market sounding exercise should occur to solicit feedback regarding the appeal of the work packages.