Projects can be identified and championed by the procuring authority or central authorities. The procuring authority is the public party to the PPP contract. The procuring authority is responsible for conducting the PPP deal and managing the PPP contract. This role typically falls to the entity with responsibility for ensuring the relevant asset or service is provided.
The PPP law or policy may specify which government entity is allowed to enter into PPP contracts, and the authorities that are responsible for PPP implementation. It is common for agencies with existing responsibilities for infrastructure such as a department of transportation or local authority – to be the procuring authority and to champion the project.
In some jurisdictions, a central PPP, infrastructure, or planning authority will take the lead in identifying and championing projects that are suitable to be developed as PPPs. Such agencies may also run the procurement on behalf of the sector or local authority. Country examples are presented in box 2.13.
BOX 2.13: Responsibilities for Championing Projects in Various Jurisdictions
 Philippines BOT Center (1993) The Philippine BOT Law (Republic Act No. 7718) and its Implementing Rules & Regulations.
The United Republic of Tanzania (2010) Public Private Partnership Act 2010.
 Unidad de Proyectos de Asociación Público-Privada.
 Government of Colombia (2010) Manual de Procesos y Procedimientos para la ejecucion de Asociaciones Publico Privadas (Process and Procedures Manual for PPP Projects), Chapter 4.2, p 34.