Public private partnerships (P3) are a tool that can accelerate delivery by providing significant upfront funding, leveraging appropriations while optimizing local participation, and promoting risk sharing in project delivery. Utilizing P3 can streamline delivery, share risk, and provide significant life-cycle cost savings. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works has directed USACE to establish a public private partnership (P3) pilot program with the goal of demonstrating the viability of new delivery methods that significantly reduce the cost and time of project delivery. The Director of Civil Works signed implementation guidance for the P3 pilot program in January 2019. USACE is to identify up to 10 additional P3 pilot projects and provide guidance on the screening and selection criteria along with how the USACE Civil Works budget should be allocated to P3 projects. USACE P3 policy encourages innovation and can be an important delivery tool for USACE and project sponsors. USACE is pursuing a public private partnership (P3) pilot program to accelerate project delivery in a constrained fiscal environment.
Request for Information on Conceptual P3 Delivery of USACE CW Projects
On February 1, 2019, USACE Civil Works (CW) published a request for information in the Federal Register on conceptual Public-Private Partnership (P3) delivery of specific USACE Civil Works projects. The request will be open for 60 days. Additional information about the request for P3 project proposals, including information requirements for proposals, how to submit proposals and screening and selection criteria, is in the Federal Register notice at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/01/2019-00709/request-for-information-on-conceptual-public-private-partnership-p3-delivery-of-specific-us-army . Submittals must include the information requested in the Federal Register notice which can also be found within the P3 Fact Sheet.
General information on projects that have been funded as part of the appropriations process can be found at: https://www.usace.army.mil/missions/civil-works/budget/