SUMMARY OF P3 LEGISLATIVE STATUS:
Limited to toll roads or bridges.
Does this state have broadly enabling P3 legislation?
The state’s statutory authority for alternative project delivery is limited to state and local transportation projects. It does not include municipal buildings or environmental projects.
Does the state allow for unsolicited proposals?
State procurement processes do allow for receiving and evaluating unsolicited proposals.
What is the P3 contract approval authority?
Mississippi Transportation Commission, county boards of supervisors and/or the governing authorities of municipalities for eligible asset classes and qualifying projects.
What is the state's P3 procurement process?
State procurement processes require requests for competitive bids, for both solicited and unsolicited proposals.
Does the state have resources dedicated to P3s?
There is no agency dedicated to P3 procurements.
Is this a Home Rule state, with limitations or opportunities for P3?
Mississippi employs Dillon's Rule to all municipalities; which allows its legislature to control local government structure, methods of financing and procedures.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for MWDBE participation?
Except to the extent that funding stipulations require DBE participation (i.e., Federally funded projects), there are no additional mandates for diversity or inclusion for public works procurements.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for labor participation?
Davis-Bacon stipulates prevailing wage requirements.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for performance security?
Sources of funds mandate compliance with provisions related to payment and performance security guarantees (i.e., Miller Act).
For what types of financing programs are P3 projects eligible?
The state agency or the state may apply for and accept funds from local or federal government and other sources of financial aid to further the purposes of and to fund eligible public works infrastructure projects.
What project types or asset classes are eligible for P3s in this state?
Design, finance, construction, operate and/or maintenance contracts for one or more toll roads or toll bridges, including toll booths and related facilities.
Are there projects where the P3 procurement method has been applied?
There have not yet been procurements for infrastructure utilizing alternative project delivery methods.