ONSITE REGISTRATION: $500
Ballard Spahr LLP is hosting a P3Bootcamp on October 22nd in Phoenix, Arizona! Registration is now open, make sure you register early because there is limited availability.
1 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
You may find directions to the office here, as well as nearby parking availability.
Details coming soon!
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. Check out the Chicago P3Bootcamp’s agenda below to learn more about the value of the P3Bootcamp experience.
Attendee Check-In / Continental Breakfast
Welcome Remarks and P3Bootcamp Overview
The Framework of Public-Private Partnerships & First Steps in the Process:
This introductory session will explain what public-private partnerships are and identify the sectors in which P3 are used. Bootcamp participants will learn how P3s differ from traditional privatization and procurement processes and about the different type of P3 transactions (mid-to long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts; design-build-operate-maintain (DBOM); design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM); and lease and franchise transactions.
This session will also cover specific steps that should always be taken to ensure a P3 project’s success, such as determining whether an agency has sufficient legal authority to conduct a P3, which procurement processes apply and the resources needed to implement a P3. Other topics include how to help prepare the agency for the procurement process maintain key stakeholders.
Identifying and Developing a P3 Project:
Learn how the private sector decides which P3 projects to pursue and how they evaluate which project is suitable for a P3. Attendees will also learn how to take the agency’s needs into account while formulating the project and how to identify and allocate risk.
Green Stormwater P3 Discussion:
Stormwater runoff pollution in the nation’s waterways is pushing communities to develop cost-effective and resilient strategies to contain, absorb or divert these contaminants. Many affected areas are struggling to protect their natural resources and comply with federal clean water regulations. This session will examine an innovative, community-based P3 project that helped a community to improve its efforts to mitigate stormwater pollution while providing local training and employment opportunities. Attendees will also hear about NCPPP’s collaboration with other organizations to address this challenge. Further discussion will take place during a one-day integrated water management summit to be held in Washington, D.C. this autumn that will bring experts and stakeholders together to discuss challenges and proven and potential solutions and to propose next steps.
The Procurement Process/Best Practices:
During this session, participants will receive an overview of the procurement process, including the RFI, RFQ and RFP processes. They will also learn about running a transparent procurement process while maintaining bidders’ confidentiality, tracking the status of the environmental/permitting process and how to negotiate a P3 agreement. Strategies for encouraging competition and engaging the industry will also be covered.
Participants will learn what financing tools are available and how to evaluate which 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:
This session will provide insights into how financing fits into P3 procurements and how lenders interact with owners. Attendees will also learn to recognize/discuss equity and debt and the multiple financing parties that can be involved in a P3 agreement.
P3 Market Trends:
Join NCPPP in discussion about the direction of the P3 market and the best prepared sectors for P3 growth. Explore how market trends are likely to affect your approach to projects.
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 Lunch– Keynote 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.