As the premier P3 training course in the field, P3Bootcamp is an intensive learning session that will teach public- and private-sector leaders how partnerships work and the proven strategies for assembling successful projects. NCPPP recognizes your time and resources are valuable. The compact P3Bootcamp program immerses you in the fundamentals of how partnerships work in a short amount of time. Simply pick the location closest to you and get ready to learn.

P3Bootcamp Programs
  • P3Bootcamp

    P3Bootcamp is designed with the busy professional in mind. P3Bootcamp will immerse you in the basics of public-private partnerships and then drill down into details that will help you understand how such projects come together and thrive.

    The top five lessons you will take away from P3Bootcamp are:

    • How P3s present an innovative model for project delivery and financing
    • Ways to develop local champions to support your project
    • How to develop and run a transparent procurement process
    • What elements are critical to any partnership agreement
    • How to identify and allocate risk

    The program features interactive discussions meant to educate you and position you for success in the public or private sectors. Below is the schedule for the upcoming P3Bootcamp in Nashville:

    Attendee Check-In / Continental Breakfast (8:00 to 8:30 a.m.)

    Welcome Remarks and P3Bootcamp Overview (8:30 to 8:40 a.m.)

    Jason Washington, Executive Director, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships

    The Framework of Public-Private Partnerships (8:40 to 9:40 a.m.)

    • What is a P3?
    • Reasons to consider a P3.
    • Sectors where P3s are used.
    • Understanding what a P3 can and cannot do.
    • How do P3s differ from traditional privatization and procurement processes?
    • What are the different structures for P3 transactions (mid-term to long-term O&M contracts; design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) contracts; design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFoM) transactions; concession, lease and franchise transactions)?

    Break (9:40 to 9:50 a.m.)

    First Steps in the Process (9:50 to 10:50 a.m.)

    • Preparing the agency.
    • Identifying a P3 champion.
    • Identifying and marshaling the resources required to implement a successful P3.
    • Evaluating whether the agency has sufficient legal authority for a P3, and what procurement procedures apply.
    • Bringing and keeping stakeholders on board.
    • Implementing an active communications plan.

    Break (10:50 to 11:00 a.m.)

    Identifying and Developing a P3 Project (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

    • What attracts the private sector to P3 projects?
    • Evaluating whether a project is a suitable candidate for a P3.
    • Considering options for P3 approaches.
    • Formulating the project based on the agency’s needs.
    • Identifying and allocating risk.

    Lunch Discussion (12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)

    Experts discuss national transit and transportation projects and lessons learned, with a focus on the Nashville Transit Plan, and how it relates to other transportation and transit projects across the country, including Regional Transportation District in Denver.

    Break (1:00 – 1:15

    P3 Financing (1:15 to 2:15 p.m.)

    • What tools are available, and how to evaluate which tools are most appropriate to a particular project.
    • What are the key elements/issues/structures involved in financing a P3?
    • What do equity investors and lenders look for in a project?
    • What do practitioners need to see in a structure to make a deal work?

    The Basics of the Financial Model (2:15 – 3:10p.m.)

    • How financings fit into P3 procurements and how lenders interact with owners
    • Recognize/discuss equity and debt and the multiple financing parties that can be involved

    Break (3:10 to 3:20 p.m.)

    The Procurement Process (3:20 to 4:25 p.m.)

    • Overview of the procurement process.
    • Running a transparent procurement while maintaining the confidentiality of bidders.
    • Timing of the procurement and the status of the environmental/permitting process.
    • Encouraging competition and engaging the industry.
    • The RFI, RFQ and RFP processes.
    • Negotiating the P3 agreement.

    Break (4:25 to 4:35 p.m.)

    Termination Provisions / Compensation in P3 Context (4:35 – 5:15 p.m.)

    • Types (municipal drivers, private drivers)
    • Appropriate relief (e.g. payments) upon events of termination
    • What are obligations of contractor / public agency during termination/turnover
    • Threshold issue of paying for termination in event of contractor default – role/interests of financing parties

    P3 Market Trends (5:15 – 5:45 p.m.)

    • Where is the P3 market headed?
    • What sectors are primed for P3 growth?
    • How will the market trends affect your approach to projects?

    Wrap-up / Final Q&A Period (5:45 – 6:00 p.m.)

    [Butler Snow Reception (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)]

    ***Agenda subject to change***

  • Federal P3Bootcamp

    Over the past several years, the federal government and private industry have invested billions of dollars in public-private partnership and public-public/public-private partnership projects. These projects have included office buildings, energy infrastructure, parking facilities, housing, training facilities, multi-use facilities, research laboratories, outpatient clinics, roads, bridges and tunnels.  It is the largest P3 market in the country.

    More projects are needed, as dozens of federal agencies have billions of dollars in unaddressed infrastructure needs. The White House has signaled that it plans to make private investment an important part of the revitalization of infrastructure nationwide, including federal assets. But for companies that have not worked on federal P3s yet, the question is: How do you do P3 business with the federal government?

    NCPPP’s Federal P3Bootcamp is an intensive, day-long training course that will provide the background on how P3s work, the history of federal partnerships, the procurement process and the likelihood of where new opportunities will arise.  Participants will finish the Federal P3Bootcamp with the knowledge that will allow them to hit the ground running once the federal government enacts its new P3 policies for federal projects.

    Federal P3Bootcamp is a presentation of NCPPP, with sponsorship from the Association of Defense Communities and the Society of American Military Engineers.

    8:00 to 8:30 AM         Attendee Check-In / Continental Breakfast

    8:30 – 9:45 AM           Welcome Remarks and Federal P3 Bootcamp Overview
    This opening session will take a first-look at public-private partnerships and lay a foundation for those new to the P3 world. It will describe P3s, how the federal government uses them, and how they differ from more traditional procurement methods such as appropriations. The session will also take a closer look at types of federal P3s, with a focus on performance-based contracting and leases.

    9:45 to 10:00 AM      Networking Break

    10:00 to 10:40 AM        Opportunities in Federal P3s, Part 1
    Now that we know what federal P3s are, we’ll take a closer look at how they have been used by the federal government so far. This session will look at several successful P3 initiatives so far, including military housing privatization, enhanced use leasing and energy savings performance contracts, along with financing tools that the federal government offers to facilitate P3s.

    10:40 AM – 12:00 PM       Where are We Going: Opportunities in Federal P3s, Part 2
    We’ve heard for years that the federal government does not have the ability to finance large-scale construction projects anymore and will be seeking the assistance of the private sector. So, where exactly is the federal government heading? This forward-looking panel will address the future of federal P3s with a focus on new and upcoming projects.

    12:00 – 1:00 PM       LunchKeynote Speaker

    1:15 – 2:15 PM        Understanding Federal Budget Scoring and Its Influence on Federal P3s
    We know the opportunities, but what are the challenges associated with federal P3s? This session will explore how federal budget rules impact the use of P3s at the federal level and how both the public and private sectors can better navigate those rules.                    

    2:15 – 3:15 PM        Impact of Legislative Action on New Federal P3 Opportunities
    Infrastructure development was a central part of President Trump’s campaign. Since taking office, we have heard some of his plans, but are still waiting on the administration’s promised infrastructure bill. What do we think will be in that bill? How have the tax reform bills impacted federal infrastructure and, specifically, P3 policy? This session will take a close look at what is going on in Washington, DC and how it impacts P3s.

    3:15 to 4:00 PM          Roundtable Wrap-up
    Now that we know about federal P3s, what questions do you all have? This last session will be an open discussion to ask questions of the speakers and attendees.

Event Details
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  • Nashville, TN

    Host Sponsor

    Date:       Tuesday, June 19
    Time:       8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Location: 150 3rd Avenue South,
    Nashville, TN 37201

  • Chicago, IL

    Details coming soon!

  • Washington, DC

    Details coming soon!

  • Phoenix, AZ

    Details coming soon!

Registration Information
Registration for each P3Bootcamp is limited, so sign up early to ensure your spot.










Sponsorship Information

NCPPP is making available sponsorship opportunities for the full P3Bootcamp program and for particular locations. Your support of NCPPP and the P3Bootcamp series is the perfect way to raise your visibility within the field.

Sponsorship Packet  

For more information, contact NCPPP at (202) 962-0555

Our Faculty
Our instructors are leaders within the field who are working on the biggest, most innovative projects today. They are well-respected government officials and executives from the legal, financial, consulting, insurance and real estate fields. P3Bootcamp faculty include:
    Project Director, Cintra
    Director, Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise
    Managing Partner, Bostonia Partners LLC
    Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
    Senior Of Counsel, Covington
    Of Counsel, Kutak Rock
    Vice President — Transaction Advisory, Mott MacDonald
    Partner, Nossaman LLP
    Partner, Butler Snow LLP
    Executive Chairman, Plenary Concessions
    Partner, K&L Gates
    President & CEO, Associated Builders & Contractors
    Federal Project Development, Honeywell
Contact Info

For more information, please contact Alexandra Harrell via email or at (202) 962-0555.