Multi-sector Public-Private Partnerships

1/17/2017

Partnership on Multisector Public-Private Partnerships

NCSL Foundation logo.

The foundation is undertaking an exciting new partnership project on multisector public-private partnerships (P3s). Through this one-year project, lawmakers will have a unique opportunity to work with industry leaders, researchers and national experts as they discuss emerging policy issues surrounding the expanding P3 industry and its potential role in helping strengthen public infrastructure assets in arenas as diverse as water, energy, higher education, transportation and others. By creating specialized educational resources and facilitating candid discussions between state policymakers, industry experts and private sector companies, this project will aid legislators in ensuring their state’s ability to improve public infrastructure while keeping the public’s interest intact. NCSL’s new multisector P3 partnership is an important step in informing those efforts.

P3 Infrastructure Delivery: Principles of State Legislatures

NCSL’s Transportation Program, in cooperation with the NCSL Foundation for States Legislatures, has released “P3 Infrastructure Delivery: Principles for State Legislatures.”

**CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL REPORT WEBPAGE**

**CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL REPORT**

The report focuses on nine principles to help state legislators as they consider and perhaps adopt a procurement and financing approach involving P3s. It also identifies real-world examples, either from individual P3 projects or recent state legislative action, to highlight the importance of these principles.

Those principles include:

  • PRINCIPLE 1: Be informed. State decision makers need access to fact-based information that supports sound decisions. NCSL has continuously sought to provide state legislators with fact-based, un-biased and relevant policy information on P3s.
  • PRINCIPLE 2: Separate the debates. Debates about the P3 approach should be distinct from issues such as tolling, taxes or specific deals.
  • PRINCIPLE 3: Consider the public interest for all stakeholders. State legislators will want to consider how to protect the public interest throughout the P3 process.
  • PRINCIPLE 4: Involve and educate stakeholders. Stakeholder involvement helps protect the public interest, gain support and mitigate political risk.
  • PRINCIPLE 5: Take a long-term perspective. State legislators will want to approach P3 decisions with the long-term impacts in mind.
  • PRINCIPLE 6: Let infrastructure needs drive P3 projects—not the other way around. P3s should be pursued to support a state’s infrastructure needs and public benefit, not just to raise revenue.
  • PRINCIPLE 7: Support comprehensive project analyses. Before pursuing a P3, it should be shown to be a better option than traditional project delivery.
  • PRINCIPLE 8: Be clear about the financial issues. States will want to carefully assess financial goals, an asset’s value and how to spend any proceeds.
  • PRINCIPLE 9: Set good ground rules for bidding and negotiations. Legislation should promote fairness, clarity and transparency in the procurement process.

 

This report is the final product of the 2016 NCSL Foundation Partnership on Multi-Sector Public-Private Partnerships. 

Steering Committee Members

Co-Chairs

  • Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minn.) - Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee Chair, Minnesota State Legislature
  • Representative Ed Soliday (R-Indiana) - House Roads and Transportation Committee Chair, Indiana General Assembly

Members

  • Representative Ryan Yamane (D-Hawaii) - House Water and Land Committee Chair, Hawaii State Legislature
  • Representative Andrew McLean (D-Maine) - House Transportation Committee Chair, Maine State Legislature
  • Senator J. Stuart Adams (R-Utah) - Utah State Legislature
  • Representative Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert (R-New Mexico) - House Finance Authority Oversight Chair, New Mexico State Legislature
  • Senator Max Wise (R-Kentucky) - Kentucky Legislature
  • Representative John Raney (R-Texas) - Texas Legislature 

Legislative Staff Members

  • Eric Bugaile - Pennsylvania General Assembly

Private Partners

Private Partners
Logo Partner Contact Tittle
American Institute of Architects logo.
 
American Institute of Architects Anne Law Senior Director, Business & Practice Policy
American Society of Civil Engineers logo. American Society of Civil Engineers  Aaron Castelo Director, State and Local Government Affairs
Corvias Group logo. Corvias Cindy Willhite Communications Director
Design-Build Institute of America logo. Design-Build Institute of America Richard Thomas Director, State/Local Legislative Affairs
Dorsey logo Dorsey & Whitney

Jay Lindgren

Lynette Slater

Partner

Partner

International Union of Operating Engineers logo The International Union of Operating Engineers Jeff Soth Legislative and Political Director
Philips Jean Cantrell Vice President, State & Local Government Relations
Reason Foundation logo The Reason Foundation Leonard Gilroy Director of Government Reform
Transurban logo. Transurban  Christian Deschauer Director, Government Relations
WSP WSP Deborah Brown Vice President, U.S. Advisory Services

 

Kickoff Meeting, June 1, 2016 | Minneapolis, Minn.

The steering committee held its kickoff meeting on Wednesday, June 1, in Minneapolis. Hosted by Dorsey & Whitney and chaired by Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble, this meeting served as the first convening of the steering committee members and allowed for the group to establish the framework for their work moving forward. During the meeting we heard from all members in attendance about their work in the P3 sector as it relates to public policy, their hopes for the partnership and their personal interests in this topic area.

Aaron Castelo of the American Society of Civil Engineers provided a presentation of ASCE's recently released Failure to Act report, and Kevin Pula highlighted the existing NCSL P3 resources currently available, including a recent webinar as part of NCSL's Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee's Spring Webinar Series.

The steering committee identified a number of key policy issues as potential topics for discussion at the group's next meeting, the P3 Pre-Conference to NCSL's Legislative Summit, to be held on Monday, Aug. 8, in Chicago. You can view the description of this session and all of the other infrastructure related sessions on the Summit Online Agenda.

Kickoff Meeting Resources


NCSL Foundation Partnership for Multi-Sector P3s Pre-conference at the Legislative Summit, Aug. 8, 2016 | Chicago, Ill.

20146 Legislative Summit logo.Members of NCSL's Foundation Multisector P3 Partnership heard national experts and state leaders discuss emerging policy issues surrounding the expanding P3 industry and its potential role in helping strengthen public infrastructure assets in arenas as diverse as water, energy, higher education, transportation and others (Agenda). The steering committee held a meeting on Monday, August 8 in Chicago, in conjunction with the NCSL Legislative Summit. A special thank you to the NCSL Foundation sponsors American Institute of Architects, American Society of Civil Engineers, Corvias, Design-Build Institute of America, Dorsey & Whitney, International Union of Operating Engineers, Philips, The Reason Foundation, Transurban and WSP Parsons Brinckeroff. Highlights of the Agenda and presentations from the meeting are below.

Welcome Remarks & Breakfast Served

  • Representative Ed Soliday (IN) – Steering Committee Co-Chair | No Presentation
  • Senator Scott Dibble (MN) – Steering Committee Co-Chair| No Presentation

View from Illinois

  • Peter Skosey – Chicago Metro Planning Council | Presentation
  • Leslie Darling – Chicago Infrastructure Trust | Presentation

The Canadian Experience

  • Larry Blain – Consultant to KPMG as Senior Director and Former CEO and Chair of Partnerships BC | Presentation
  • David Morley – Senior V.P., Strategy and Communications Infrastructure Ontario | Presentation

How to Bundle P3 Projects and Build Needed Coalitions

  • Cindy Willhite – Corvias Solutions | Presentation
  • Bryan Kendro – Former Director Penn DOT P3 Office | No Presentation

BATIC Institute: Capacity Building for Public Officials

  • Jennifer Brickett – Director, BATIC Institute | Presentation

Next Steps, Group Discussion and Closing Remarks

  • Representative Ed Soliday (IN) – Steering Committee Co-Chair | No Presentation
  • Senator Scott Dibble (MN) – Steering Committee Co-Chair| No Presentation
  • Optional Event: Union Pacific Rail Yard Tour

NCSL Foundation P3 Partnership Steering Committee Business Meeting, Jan. 14, 2017 | Scottsdale, Ariz.

Members of NCSL's Foundation Multisector P3 Partnership met to discuss emerging policy issues surrounding the expanding P3 industry and its potential role in helping strengthen public infrastructure (Agenda). The steering committee held a meeting on Saturday, January 14 in Scottsdale, Ariz., in conjunction with the NCSL Executive Committee Winter Meeting. A special thank you to the NCSL Foundation sponsors American Institute of Architects, American Society of Civil Engineers, Corvias, Design-Build Institute of America, Dorsey & Whitney, International Union of Operating Engineers, Philips, The Reason Foundation, Transurban and WSP Parsons Brinckeroff.

Highlights of the agenda and presentations from the meeting are below.

Fairmont Princess Hotel, Scottsdale,Ariz.  Convening and welcoming remarks

Senator D. Scott Dibble (MN) Steering Committee Co-Chair

Representative Ed Soliday (IN) Steering Committee Co-Chair

 BATIC Institute P3 Basics Overview Training Report

  • Kevin Pula, NCSL | No Presentation

Using a P3 for Arizona Game and Fish Department Headquarters

  • Fred Bloom, chief engineer, Arizona Game and Fish | Presentation

NCSL Partner presentation

  • Richard Thomas, director state and local legislative affairs, Design-Build Institute of America | Presentation

Australia’s Road Usage Study

  • Michele Huey, group general manager of Strategy, Transurban | Presentation

Panel discussion on State P3 Offices

  • Gail Lewis, director, Office of International Affairs and P3 Initiatives, Arizona Department of Transportation | No Presentation
  • Jim Stark, deputy commissioner, Innovative Project Delivery, Indiana Finance Authority | No Presentation
  • Don Hunt, advisory board convening chair, Intermountain Infrastructure Exchange | No Presentation

Discussion of NCSL deliverables - Next steps and wrap-up

  • Senator D. Scott Dibble (MN)
  • Representative Ed Soliday (IN)

Additional Resources