SUMMARY OF P3 LEGISLATIVE STATUS:
Does this state have broadly enabling P3 legislation?
There is no current statutory authority which enables procurement through alternative project delivery methods, including P3s for transportation, municipal facilities or environmental projects.
Does the state allow for unsolicited proposals?
There are allowances for receiving and reviewing unsolicited proposals in support of public works.
What is the P3 contract approval authority?
Agency of jurisdiction.
What is the state's P3 procurement process?
Competitive procurement through a bidding process is an important aspect of purchasing in a public institution. The State of Iowa and the Federal Government both require fair and open competition based on functional and generic specifications.
Does the state have resources dedicated to P3s?
There is not currently identified a central agency involved in procurement and management of P3s.
Is this a Home Rule state, with limitations or opportunities for P3?
Iowa is a Home Rule state. Local authority enables procurement of goods and services to support the needs of the public served by infrastructure projects.
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?
State transportation projects may be eligible for TIFIA financing support, but there is no provision for private sector investment in public infrastructure. Water projects may be eligible for WIFIA financing support; but there are no comparable private investment provisions for water-related projects.
What project types or asset classes are eligible for P3s in this state?
There are no specific asset classes which have been declared eligible for alternative project delivery methods, beyond limited D+B.
Are there projects where the P3 procurement method has been applied?
There have been efforts to pursue P3-like procurement for the Univ. of iowa.