Purpose – This paper aims at providing an overview about literature on tendering process in PPP, with particular regard to transportation PPP case.
Design/methodology/approach – The approach is based on the analysis of the pertinent publications on the theme.
Findings – Three main interest areas can be found in the literature: tendering procedures, evaluation methods and evaluation criteria. Social implications – Contract authorities have several tools in order to pre-qualify and select bidders and negotiate with them: they can choose the instruments which best fit to their market
Originality/value – The paper provides a complete overview on PPP tendering procedures both used by practitioners and proposed by scholar and offers suggestions for further research on this issue.