SUMMARY OF P3 LEGISLATIVE STATUS:
Transportation projects are eligible for P3 procurements.
Does this state have broadly enabling P3 legislation?
Broadened P3 procurement flexibility to the full range of transportation assets; whereas the original statute was limited to revenue required transportation assets (i.e., toll roads).
Does the state allow for unsolicited proposals?
LA Act 519 does not permit the submission of or review for consideration unsolicited proposals for qualifying public infrastructure.
What is the P3 contract approval authority?
Solicitations for public-private partnership projects outside the boundaries of any metropolitan planning area, as defined in 23 U.S.C. 134, shall be subject to the approval of the House and Senate committee on agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and rural development in addition to the approval of the House and Senate committees on transportation, highways and public works.
What is the state's P3 procurement process?
Solicited proposals only, received and reviewed by LA Transportation Authority.
Does the state have resources dedicated to P3s?
Louisiana Transportation Authority, and regional transit authorities have P3 responsibilities.
Is this a Home Rule state, with limitations or opportunities for P3?
Certain municipalities within the state are exempt from Dillon’s Rule; while the balance of the state is generally not considered a Home Rule state.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for MWDBE participation?
MWDBE participation is not addressed in statute, except the understanding that any funding or financing received from the Federal government programs require compliance with DBE participation mandates.
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?
The most recent amendment to the P3-enabling statute stipulates bonding for payment or performance guarantees.
For what types of financing programs are P3 projects eligible?
Louisiana law allows for accessibility to applicable Federal funding or financing programs: TIFIA, RRIF. The relevant law permits local/state/federal funds to be combined with private sector funds on a P3 project. §48:2029(14) allows an authority to apply for, receive and accept subventions, grants, loans, advances and contributions from any source of money, property, labor or other things of value.
What project types or asset classes are eligible for P3s in this state?
Applicable to public-private partnership projects of Louisiana Transportation Authority. Broadened to include other transportation asset classes, under the purview of regional transit authorities.
Are there projects where the P3 procurement method has been applied?
Design + Build procurement is widely accepted as an alternative within the state's procurement options under current statutory authority. Since the most recent passage of amendments to update the P3-enabling statute, there has not been a solicitation for a qualifying public infrastructure project.