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We have written frequently about the potential for new transportation-related public-private partnerships (P3s). Recent posts on the topic have discussed Amtrak, UniversityCity at FIU, and PortMiami, among other area...more
Approximately 2,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Of these, 896 bills made it to Governor Brown’s desk and 800 were signed into law....more
FEDERAL, state and local budgets are in disarray in the United States. Funding at all levels is challenged, if not essentially unavailable, further exacerbated with political polarization in full swing. At the same time, in...more
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) was a public-private partnership (PPP) model introduced by the United Kingdom government back in 1992 as a tool to engage the private sector to design, construct, finance and operate...more
Current funding levels for public infrastructure in the United States are inadequate. Existing infrastructure is crumbling due to long-deferred maintenance and new infrastructure needed by the public is not being built. ...more
On July 31, 2013, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”), in coordination with the Indiana Department of Transportation (“INDOT”), shortlisted four teams for its I-69 Section 5 Project (the “Project”) located between...more
On July 23, the Georgia State Transportation Board (“STB”) voted to accept the selection of Northwest Express Roadbuilders (“NWER”) as the apparent best value proposer for the $840 million Northwest Corridor managed lanes P3...more
During the afterglow of the closings for the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road projects, transportation officials across the country viewed public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a panacea for the challenges caused by...more
After achieving several P3 project milestones and awards in 2012, Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia released a draft document entitled “2013...more
As we previously reported in April, organizations that annually recognize top projects and industry organizations worldwide have proven that they are no longer focusing solely on mega-projects that are part of major...more
This article explores the anatomy of a public-private partnership in the context of major real estate projects entered into by a governmental body with a real estate developer or owner. The author has been involved in a...more
The California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”), in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), issued on May 31, 2013 a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for teams...more
The Victorian State Government announced on 2 May 2013, significant reforms to its Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy to support infrastructure growth in Victoria (Policy). The Policy is aimed at encouraging private...more
Legislation encouraging the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to address Maryland’s growing infrastructure needs has been passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor O’Malley with bipartisan...more
Last Friday, President Obama visited Miami and, speaking at the Port of Miami, detailed his proposals for increased public-infrastructure spending through public-private partnerships. Although the President envisions...more
As the 2013 award season heats up for 2012 successes around the world, the juries are increasingly finding the US market hard to ignore. Infrastructure Journal and PPP Bulletin International, the two London-based media...more
Originally Published in South Florida Business Journal, March 29, 2013.
Albert E. Dotson Jr. is a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and leads the law firm’s government relations and land development...more
Public-Private Partnerships, also known as P3, are evident in Florida. A P3 is a contractual relationship between a public agency and private entity that agree to share risk and rewards of a project. Historically, these...more
Construction companies need experienced insurance attorneys to guide them now more than ever. That’s because the market for construction-related commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, and umbrella and excess liability...more
The US Supreme Court sometimes makes news by refusing to hear cases, not by taking them. That was certainly the case on May 29, 2012 when the Supreme Court declined to hear a case in which Minnesota’s high court upheld state...more
Workers Compensation reform is on the way.
Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago?
Yes we did.
In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more
On February 23, 2012, the Snell & Wilmer Infrastructure Development and Project Finance Industry Group hosted “Moving Nevada Forward,” its first annual forum on Nevada public private partnerships. The event was well attended...more
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An article comparing the contract administration and project management roles found in JCT, NEC and FIDIC.
May be of most interest to those in the process engineering industries....more
A good portion of federal government construction contracts are still set aside for or give preferences to certified socio-economic small businesses, such as 8(a), HUBZone, social-economic disadvantaged, veteran or...more
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