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P3 Bootcamp

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - May 3 @ 3:00 pm


Philadelphia | May 2-3, 2017 | Host: Ballard Spahr LLP

Day 1 — Tuesday, May 2 (2:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

Welcome Remarks and P3Bootcamp Overview (2:00 to 2:10 p.m.)
Speakers: Steve Park, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP Paul Kalomiris, Deputy Director, NCPPP The Framework of Public-Private Partnerships (2:10 to 3:10 p.m.)

  • What is a P3?
  • 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)?

First Steps in the Process (3:10 to 4:10 p.m.)
Speakers: John Smolen, Partner, Nossaman LLP Tim Weston, Partner, K&L Gates LLP P3

  • 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.

Market Trends (4:10 to 5:00 p.m.)
Speakers: Mike Schutt, Vice President, Plenary Group, Thomas Dooney, Managing Director, Bostonia Partners LLC

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

Networking Reception (5:00 to 6:00 p.m.)

Day 2 — Wednesday, May 3 (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Identifying and Developing a P3 Project (8:00 to 9:30 a.m.)
Speakers: Mike Schutt, Vice President, Plenary Group Arthur Smith, President, Management Analysis, Incorporated John Smolen, Partner, Nossaman LLP

  • 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.

Break (9:30 to 9:45 a.m.)

P3 Financing (9:45 to 11:00 a.m.)
Speakers: Thomas Dooney, Managing Director, Bostonia Partners LLC Steve Park, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

  • 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 Procurement Process (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Speakers: Kimberly Magrini, Associate, Ballard Spahr LLP John Smolen, Partner, Nossaman

  • 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.

LLP Lunch (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)
Speaker: Dominique Lueckenhoff, Acting Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

Contract Administration during the Construction and O&M Periods (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.)
Speakers: Arthur Smith, President, Management Analysis, Incorporated Ali Zaidi, Senior Advisor, Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • What to expect.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • The implementation process.
  • Takeaways.

Wrap Up / Final Q&A Period (2:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
Speakers: All Faculty


May 2 @ 2:00 pm
May 3 @ 3:00 pm


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Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599 United States
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