Public private partnerships (P3s) 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 P3s 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 P3 pilot program with the goal of demonstrating the viability of new delivery methods that significantly reduce the cost and duration 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 ten additional P3 pilot projects and provide guidance on the screening and selection criteria, as well as 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. The P3 pilot program is part of the Revolutionize USACE Civil Works initiative to expedite delivery of our nation's infrastructure by synchronizing actions, developing new tools, and streamlining activities.
2020 Request for Information -- Coming Soon!
In early 2020, USACE CW will post a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register inviting input on conceptual P3 delivery of specific USACE Civil Works projects. This website will be updated with the link to this notice once it has been posted. The RFI will be open for 60 days.
P3 Pilot Program Status
USACE is currently working on four P3 pilot projects. More information about the projects is listed below. The development and validation phase of these projects will explore how P3 delivery compares to traditional project delivery and will identify any obstacles to implementation as a P3. This development and validation phase will take 6-24 months depending on specific project details.