This can happen when supply chain members provide technical support and it is necessary to “retain” their stake in the consortium in order to prevent them from collaborating with a competitor. See figure 6A.5. During the tendering procedure, it will therefore be necessary to implement effective governance mechanisms in order to determine how best to prepare the response to the tender and to ensure that all members of the consortium are fully accountable. The most common way to do this is to create a steering committee. Cooperation within a consortium must be carefully managed. Considerable efforts must be made to find the best partners for the PPP. In some cases, due diligence is performed by one partner to another in order to obtain security over their technical and financial capabilities, experience and reputation.