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Public-private partnerships may gain traction in water infrastructure

Political momentum appears to be building behind the need to construct and repair critical American infrastructure, including water and wastewater projects, and has renewed interest in using public-private partnerships (PPPs)...more

Rebuilding Texas: Competitive Sealed Proposals and Job Order Contracting

Texas public procurement statutes allow for several alternative delivery methods on public projects. This article explains how Texas public procurement statutes regulate Competitive Sealed Proposals and Job Order Contracting...more

Be Aware of Sovereign Immunity - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q1 2018

Sovereign immunity is the legal doctrine, dating back to the days of the British monarchy, that a sovereign or state cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from suit: in essence, “the king can do no wrong.” ...more

Rebuilding Texas: Design-Build in Public Procurement

In this article, the authors will explore the design-build delivery method under the Texas public procurement statutes. Design-build is a project delivery method in which the public owner hires one entity to perform both the...more

Nueva ordenanza propuesta para facilitar el transporte público en el sur de Florida

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Con frecuencia, los sistemas de transporte público regionales se ven perjudicados por los desafíos que supone la obtención de permisos asociados con la construcción en varias ciudades, cada una con sus propias prioridades,...more

Focus sull'aggiornamento delle Linee Guida ANAC n. 4 in materia di affidamenti "sotto soglia"

Con delibera del Consiglio n. 206 del 1° marzo 2018, l'Autorità Nazionale Anticorruzione ("ANAC") ha definitivamente approvato l'aggiornamento delle Linee Guida n. 4 recanti "Procedure per l'affidamento dei contratti pubblici...more

New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Regional mass-transit systems are often plagued by the permitting challenges associated with construction in multiple cities, each with its own priorities, regulations, and permitting processes. For example, the cost of the...more

Rebuilding Texas: Construction Manager-Agent and Construction Manager-at-Risk

Texas public procurement statutes allow for several alternative delivery methods on public projects. This article explains how Texas public procurement statutes regulate the Construction Manager-Agent and the Construction...more

Transportation Public-Private Partnerships in Arkansas: The Road to P3s in the Natural State

Over the last several years, the federal government has promoted public-private partnerships (“P3s”) as one way to address the dire need for American infrastructure investment. States agree. For example, last year in...more

Is Illinois Ready for Retainage Reform?

Illinois is considering joining the growing ranks of states that restrict retainage withheld on private or public construction projects. Illinois Senate Bill 3052, invalidating contract clauses calling for retainage in...more

Infrastructure Series: Cost-Sharing with State and Local Governments

by WilmerHale on

This is the fifth issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States....more

O’Hare Express Train Showcases the Viability of P3s for Mass Transit

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Wednesday, the City of Chicago selected two finalists in its procurement process for the planned O’Hare Express, a mass transit system that will connect downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport within 20...more

Public-Private Partnerships: The Only Road to Trump's Infrastructure Plan?

The basic outline for President Trump’s infrastructure plan was laid out in February, and this is its essence — $200 billion in federal funding will spur more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements. Direct...more

Infrastructure Series: Paying for and Permitting Water Infrastructure

by WilmerHale on

This is the fourth issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States....more

Northern Lights Express Proposed Passenger Rail Service Receives Federal Environmental Approval

by Nossaman LLP on

The Northern Lights Express intercity rail proposal, connecting Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota with a stop in Superior, Wisconsin, advanced forward following a Finding of No Significant Impact (“FONSI”) from the Federal...more

Contract Awarded for GO Transit Improvements in Scarborough and Unionville

by Nossaman LLP on

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price design-build-finance $245.5 million contract to upgrade Agincourt, Milliken, and Unionville GO stations on the Stouffville GO corridor. ...more

Introduction of a new procedure for expert examination of pre-design, design, tender documentation and contracts in Uzbekistan

by Dentons on

The Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. PP-3550 adopted on 20 February 2018 introduces a new procedure for expert examination of pre-design, design, tender documentation and contracts, and covers all...more

Rebuilding Infrastructure in America - Infrastructure Update

by King & Spalding on

Recently, we described the announcement of President Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan (the “Plan”). Today, we report on what has developed since the ambitious proposal was unveiled. The Plan - As we reported...more

In Construction, There’s A Tattletale And There’s What is Right

by Burr & Forman on

Sometimes, we avoid doing bad things because of the risk of getting caught.  Other times, we avoid doing bad things because we simply choose to do right things.  Whatever the camp you fall into, a recent government contracts...more

Missouri Court of Appeals Conflict on Issue of County Assents and Transmission Line Certification

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District has revived the hopes of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line Energy (GBX) transmission project; a high-voltage, direct-current transmission line which would bring wind power from...more

Important New Decision Impacting Legal Issues Motions in California Inverse Condemnation Cases

by Nossaman LLP on

As any experienced California eminent domain lawyer knows, there is a unique statutory mechanism that allows parties to bring a legal issues motion to secure a court’s ruling on a litany of issues that impact compensation....more

Eleventh Circuit Holds That The Statute Of Limitations On Payment Bond Claim Under Georgia Law Commences At Substantial Completion...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Strickland v. Arch Ins. Co., No. 17-10610, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 504 (11th Cir. Jan. 9, 2018) - Strickland provided sand to a paving company (“Douglas”) for a Georgia Department of Transportation (“GDOT”) road improvement...more

White House Releases New Infrastructure Framework

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 12, 2018, the White House released its “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” proposing a legislative framework for the nation’s infrastructure needs. Key components of the proposed...more

Framework for Regulatory Reviews: First-Order Conditions for Success

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Balanced Messaging with the Introduction of New Legislation - With the recent tabling of proposed legislation to reform the environmental and regulatory system for major projects, the federal government stated the...more

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released - Details Local Agencies Need are Included

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Today, the White House released a legislative outline that, for the first time, provides details on the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package discussed by President Trump in recent weeks. ...more

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