Broadly-enabled and active P3 market

Does this state have broadly enabling P3 legislation?

Washington, DC allows for procurement across a wide range of infrastructure asset classes – transportation – buildings – environmental projects.

Does the state allow for unsolicited proposals?

The District of Columbia’s Office of Public Private Partnerships may consider, evaluate and accept an unsolicited proposal for a potential project from a private entity.

What is the P3 contract approval authority?

City Council has final approval, which involves the certification of the procurement process.

What is the state's P3 procurement process?

Multi-stage review: RFI, RFQ, RFP.

Does the state have resources dedicated to P3s?

WDC OP3 is the Office of Public Private Partnerships serves the centralized review and procurement process role for the Capitol City.

Is this a Home Rule state, with limitations or opportunities for P3?

While the District operates as a home rule entity, it is important to note the oversight role of the US Congress in the governance of the District.

Does this state have programmatic requirements for MWDBE participation?

Compliance with Federal mandates related to DBE participation is required for projects involving Federal funding.

Does this state have programmatic requirements for labor participation?

Each public-private partnership project shall be subject to the prevailing wage requirements associated with funding sources (i.e., Davis-Bacon).

Does this state have programmatic requirements for performance security?

Compliance with Federal mandates related to payment and performance guarantees is required for projects involving Federal funding (i.e., Miller Act).

For what types of financing programs are P3 projects eligible?

OP3 is eligible to draw upon financing resources, including TIFIA, PABs, and WIFIA, or the like, to provide additional leverage for financial stability and viability of a project procured through a P3 with private capital investment.

What project types or asset classes are eligible for P3s in this state?

Transportation infrastructure projects or facilities: streets; roads; highways; bridges; tunnels; parking lots or garages; public transit systems; and airports. Municipal facilities: educational, cultural or recreational, parks, libraries, theaters, museums, convention centers, community centers, stadia, athletic facilities, golf courses. Environmental projects: utility facilities; sewer; water treatment; stormwater management; energy producing or transmission; telecommunications; information technology; recycling; and solid waste management facilities.

Are there projects where the P3 procurement method has been applied?

In the works (active procurements as of the publishing of this assessment): Henry J. Daly Building, and Corrections Center; and Street Light modernization. Other potential qualifying projects under consideration include: Lamond Riggs Library; West Virginia Avenue Public works Campus; Solar and Microgrid Projects; Waste Management / Recycling Center; Educational Facilities; Fire and Emergency Medical Facilities; Parks and Recreation Facilities; Police Facilities; and Shepherd Park Library.