Oct 7th 2016 | Posted in Education, P3/PPP by Mary Scott Nabers


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Mary Scott Nabers spoke at the Higher Education Summit in San Diego to discuss Public-Private Partnerships opportunities in higher education.

Topic:  Thinking about entering into a P3 engagement?  Good For You!  If so, here are some important questions to ask:

  • What is the driving motivation for a P3 project engagement?
  • Is the project suitable for a P3?
  • Are there assets or public funds to augment private-sector capital investment?
  • Have other funding options been considered and compared?
  • What type of P3 engagement is being contemplated?
  • Do financial executives support the idea of a P3?
  • Will stakeholders support a P3?
  • What kind of internal expertise is available?
  • What kind of external expertise will be required?
  • Has a business case been developed that justifies a P3?
  • What kinds of risks have been identified?
  • Has a document been developed that describes benefit expectations?
  • Is there an internal or elected official willing to champion the project?
  • Are there historical or political obstacles to overcome?
  • What other obstacles should be anticipated?
  • Has a Civic Outreach Plan been developed?
  • Will the Outreach Plan be implemented internally or externally?
  • Has a document been developed that describes success?
  • What is the anticipated timeline from start to finish?
  • Has any outreach been initiated to potential private-sector partners?
  • Has any outside vetting of the project occurred?
  • Are you ready to bring in consultants to assist with vetting the project?
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Mary Scott Nabers

As President and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc., Mary Scott Nabers has decades of experience working in the public-private sector. A well-recognized expert in the P3 and government contracting fields, she is often asked to share her industry insights with top publications and through professional speaking engagements.