Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal.

Investment Documentation

Business Plan

If you are planning to start a business without a plan, you are certainly planning a failure. In its content, the Business Plan considers the market, technical and financial aspects of the proposed business idea.

Investment Study

The Investment Study displays the business projections of the transformation of a project into a business. Such a document must be prepared in the in case of major projects. The Investment Survey is a more detailed business plan.

Investment Project Identification Document

The Investment Project Identification Document contains the information necessary to determine the investment intent and objectives. It forms the basis for making decisions on further investment documentation or continued investment activities.

The legal basis for the preparation of the document in Slovenia is the Decree on the Uniform Methodology for the Preparation and Treatment of Investment Documentation in the Field of Public Finance.

Pre-Investment Study

The Pre-Investment Study covers all of the variants of investment project implementation that, with regard to meeting the objectives of the investment project identification document, are likely to be acceptable economically, financially or in terms of time and engineering. The Pre-Investment Study addresses all of the individual variations of the investment in such detail that it is possible to choose the most reliable and justified optimal variant.

The legal basis for the preparation of the document in Slovenia is the Decree on the Uniform Methodology for the Preparation and Treatment of Investment Documentation in the Field of Public Finance.

Investment Programme

With its engineering and economic sections, the Investment Programme is the technical basis for investment decisions. It addresses the optimal investment variant.

The minimal basis for its preparation must be the preliminary design or other design solutions prepared in accordance with the construction act.

The legal basis for the preparation of the document in Slovenia is the Decree on the Uniform Methodology for the Preparation and Treatment of Investment Documentation in the Field of Public Finance.

Feasibility Study with Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Feasibility Study is intended to be a more detailed examination of the feasibility of complex investment projects, focusing on technical, economic, environmental, financial and social aspects. The purpose of Cost-Benefit Analysis is to explain, justify and monetise the broader social costs and benefits of investment projects. CBA objectives are as follows:

  • To ensure that investment projects are prudent and cost effective;
  • To methodically document project costs and benefits;
  • To demonstrate the benefits and costs of the project through its estimated useful economic life;
  • To designate the feasible alternatives to the project and choose the best solution.
 
Financial Analysis

The main purpose of Financial Analysis is the calculation of the financial indicators of the investment and the creation of a consolidated financial analysis. The Financial Analysis evaluates the profitability of the investment project.

Economic Analysis

Economic Analysis is in-depth financial analysis that also takes into account the socioeconomic costs and benefits of the investment project implementation.

Sensitivity Analysis

Sensitivity Analysis defines the critical project or investment variables regarding internal and external variables. Risk analysis shows the probability of such sensitivity and change occurring.

Value-for-money analysis

Value for Money (VfM) analysis is a process used to compare the financial impacts of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project against those for the traditional public delivery alternative.

The methodology for carrying out a VfM analysis involves:

  • Creating a Public Sector Comparator (PSC), which estimates the whole-life cost of carrying out the project through a traditional approach.
  • Estimating the whole-life cost of the PPP alternative (either as proposed by a private bidder or a hypothetical “shadow bid” at the pre-procurement stage).
  • Completing an “apples-to-apples” comparison of the costs of the two approaches.