Felipe Montoro Jens the Man with a Vision

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, during his campaign, promised that to focus and transform the education sector once elected. According to Felipe Montoro Jens, a specialist and consultant in infrastructure projects, day care centers, and pre-schools are the most affected learning institutions in Rio de Janeiro hence mayor Crivella focus on them.

Felipe Montoro Jens the lead specialist in the implementation of this agenda is currently carrying out a feasibility study to determine if it is practical. The vision of the mayor is to create 40,000 thousand new places in pre-schools and 20,000 thousand new places in daycare by the year 2020. Felipe Montoro Jens seeks to replicate the Public-Private Partnership, the first in school models which were celebrated in July 2012 in Brazil. On December 30, 2004, PPP type of contracting was created where general rules of contracting and bidding were set. Felipe further says that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a World Group member was hired for consulting services for R$ 2.3 million and will assist in project modeling.

The possibility of government and its institutions to partner with the private sector is a big boost for the development agenda and is an excellent alternative for government to provide services and acquire resources that they lack. Felipe Montoro says that PPP, in this case, will carry out maintenance, construction, teaching, and acquisition of educational equipment. Felipe Montoro Jens further explains that there was an administrative concession contract signed between the private companies and public administration entities that he has used in basing the contractual model. The construction, development, and operation of public goods and services fall under the purview of the Public Administrative Entities and Private Companies. Felipe hopes to play the main role in expanding the child education network in Rio de Janeiro.