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Volume 4, Issue 2April 18, 2012
New federal legislation creates hundreds of P3 opportunities

Mary Scott NabersFor years, public safety and law enforcement officials throughout the country have asked for legislation that would create a nationwide broadband network for emergency communications. A revolutionary bill was finally passed by both the House and Senate that reallocates a portion of the 700 MHz, or D Block spectrum, for exclusive use by first responders. The bill appropriates $7 billion in federal funds for construction and implementation.

 

Passage of this bill is a big milestone, but creating the infrastructure to support these networks will require expertise and funding from private sector partners. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) sees this as an opportunity for public-private partnerships (P3s) to shape how state and local governments utilize this network.

 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Kentucky takes on construction budget
New York parks to get $89M
Upcoming education opportunities
Other upcoming opportunities
Who's winning the contracts?
News about P3s
Odds & ends
Where are they now?
Opportunity of the week
People
Calendar of events
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Kentucky General Assembly debates transportation budget

 

Road plan approved, but special session needed to hammer out funding for it

Steve Beshear
Gov. Steve Beshear

The Kentucky General Assembly, whose regular session ended last week, is back in special session this week hoping to pass a transportation budget it could not hammer out before the session ended last Thursday. On that last day, the House finally passed a $10 billion, 1,000-project initiative aimed at boosting the economy and putting folks to work. But a budget to support the initiative didn't pass before the session ended.

 

Lawmakers returned Monday with efforts aimed at passing the transportation budget. The transportation issue is one of only two items Gov. Steve Beshear put on the "call" for the special session.

 

Embedded in the bill is a $2.6 billion project for two bridges across the Ohio River in Louisville. Another $200 million is included to widen Interstate 65. Beshear said the bridge project alone will employ "thousands of people over the next six, eight, 10 years" and called it a "job creator."

 

The House was expected to pass the transportation budget bill and send it to the Senate today, Wednesday.

While a road plan bill was passed during the regular session, the Senate President said the Senate will not vote on the transportation budget until the governor signs the road plan bill into law. That bill, which the governor has until April 24 to review and sign, lists the projects to be built with the transportation budget.

 

A major budget expenditure that did make it out of the regular session was an appropriation of $2.5 million to begin design work on renovations proposed for Rupp Arena, where the University of Kentucky basketball team plays. Another $35 million was approved for improvements at the Kentucky Horse Park north of Lexington. 

 

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New York parks in line for $89 million in funding

 

Capital projects include infrastructure, major renovations, upgrades

Rose Harvey
Rose Harvey

Tucked away in New York state's recently approved $132 billion budget is $89 million allocated for New York Works capital projects throughout the state's park system. Much of the funding will go toward what has been estimated as a $1 billion backlog of needed upgrades at the state's 178 parks and 35 historic sites.

 

"Revitalizing our parks and historic sites is a sound investment in the economy," said state parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. "It will help tourism thrive, create jobs and make New York communities more attractive places to live."

 

Among the funding is $25 million to go to the state's best-known park - Niagara Falls State Park. It is the oldest state park in the nation's park system and boasts 8 million visitors each year. Some of the upgrades planned include replacing restrooms, sewer systems and other infrastructure that includes roads and bridges.

 

Other parks funding includes: $33.6 million to the Jones Beach State Park and six other Long Island parks; $9.7 million for two New York City parks in the Bronx and Manhattan; $5 million to repair and reopen Rockland Lake's North Pool; and $12.7 million to be shared by more than two dozen other parks and historic sites throughout the system.

 

The state's parks reached a crisis situation only two years ago when, because of a budget crisis, some parks faced possible closure and at others, operating hours were cut and staff and services at some parks were trimmed. The Legislature finally allocated $11 million that was needed to keep the parks open during the summer. 

 

Headlines from around the nation

 

State CIOs, Budget Officers Partner on 'Shared Agenda'

 

 Department of Defense looks to high school students for cyber talent

 

(To view these stories, click here and look under "Around the Nation.")

 

Upcoming education opportunities

 

Flint school district moving forward with plans for outsourcing

Looking to save $5 million per year, the Flint (Michigan) School District board will soon take up resolutions relating to outsourcing some services in the district. Services that are scheduled for outsourcing include transportation, custodial and grounds and maintenance. In some cases, at least some of the district employees who currently perform these service are expected to be absorbed by the private sector firms to which the services are outsourced. The district is considering outsourcing as part of a budget-cutting program that also could include closing of some schools. The school district currently faces a $3.7 million deficit. One building maintenance firm said it could take over the custodial work for the district and hire 110 local workers if awarded the contract. The service handled in-house employs 130. A bid for transportation came from a Cincinnati firm for $2.9 million. The firm also said drivers would be hired from the local area and the company would provide a $15,000 annual scholarship for a graduating senior. Final approval of the outsourcing resolutions are expected to go before the board at a meeting later this month.

 

New school construction proposed for Alexandria, Virginia, school district

Morton Sherman
Morton Sherman

The Alexandria (Virginia) City Public Schools are making plans to demolish the Jefferson-Houston School and replace it with a new facility. The proposed school would be a 120,000-square-foot school bearing a $44.2 million price tag. Officials are hoping for a construction start date this time next year. "We made a commitment to the students and families in that community, and we intend to keep it," said Superintendent Morton Sherman, after failing test scores and inconsistent attendance. An architectural firm has already been chosen to design the school and project management services have been secured. Officials began making plans for the new school last year and funding for the project was made part of the capital improvement plan. The project manager notes that the community already has gotten behind the proposed new school.

 

Housing options geared toward University of Michigan-Dearborn

A site plan for student housing across the street from the University of Michigan-Dearborn has been approved by the Dearborn City Plan Commission. Construction on apartments and a student union is expected to begin in June, creating a new housing option next year for university students. The site plan would renovate several former Ford Land properties on Town Center Drive into living space for students. Not only does the project include housing, but it also will have a student union with a fitness center, offices, cafeteria and theater. The $44 million project benefitted from $2.34 million in Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credits last September and Brownfield Redevelopment approval in August.

 

University of Washington-Bothell plans to build $68 million facility

Kenyon Chan
Kenyon Chan

A new $68 million building for the University of Washington Bothell campus that will provide classrooms, science labs and meeting space has been funded in part by the Washington State Legislature. Lawmakers approved $20 million in state bond money toward the project. The remainder of the costs will be made up from student building fees and university funds. Private donors have chipped in $5 million toward the project as well. "We are just packed to the gills," said UW-Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan of the overcrowding that has the university buildings designed for 1,800 students overflowing now that the student population is up to 3,400. The university was allocated money to design the 74,000-square-foot building three years ago, but did not get construction funding that year. Construction is now expected to begin this summer and will likely take 18-24 months to complete. It will include 11 science labs, a 200-seat lecture hall and classroom seating for 450. The university also plans this fall to lease a building that will house 80 students, after purchasing an apartment last year to house 224 students.

 

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Other upcoming contracting opportunities

 

Port of Savannah approved for dredging of additional five feet 

Curtis Foltz
Curtis Foltz

The Port of Savannah will be dredged an additional five feet, to 47 feet, following approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Officials are confident that depth, with a high tide, will accommodate larger ships that will be using the port after the Panama Canal is refurbished. Curtis Foltz, Georgia Port Authority executive director, called the extra depth "critical" for the efficient moving of cargo. "The depth, along with an average seven-foot tide, strikes the right balance between the needs of our industry and the environment of the Savannah River," he said. The cost of the project now is $652 million, but the endorsement by the Corps of Engineers allow for federal funding to kick in.

 

Funding made available for two construction projects at airport

The Barbour County Regional Airport in West Virginia has been awarded $2.5 million in funding for two major construction projects. One project - a new business building - already has excavation under way. The building will be a business incubator and provide a maintenance hangar for aircraft. The second phase is a $400,000 road widening and repaving project. That project will be funded by the West Virginia Division of Highways.

 

Numerous contracting opportunities available in El Paso area

A variety of contracting opportunities are open in the El Paso, Texas, area. They include:

  • The El Paso Independent School District is requesting bids for bakery products;
  • The El Paso Independent School District is requesting bids for kitchen exhaust ventilation, maintenance and service contract;
  • El Paso Coounty is requesting bids for janitorial services for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office;
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is requesting bids for state-let maintenance contract, El Paso County, roadway repairs (IH0010); and
  • Education Service Center Region 19 Purchasing Cooperative is requesting bids for floor, surface and wall coverings.  

Hawaii puts tourism destination marketing contract up for bids

A request for proposals for a $25 million annual marketing contract to market the state of Hawaii to North America has been released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The current $26 million contract is held by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. The contract expires Dec. 31. The RFP is for a two-year contract from Aug. 1 of this year to Dec. 31, 2014. The contract winner is expected to ensure a positive return on marketing expenditures for the United States and Canada. Officials are looking for the contract that can reach the largest audience. Deadline for fixed-price proposals is May 5. The contract is expected to be awarded Aug. 1.

 

Louisiana courthouse renovations going out for bid soon

Natalie Robottom
Natalie Robottom

Bids will soon be sought for renovations to the St. John the Baptist Parish (Louisiana) Courthouse in Edgard. The main improvement scheduled, according to Parish President Natalie Robottom, is a $1.34 million project to construct a wing for juvenile defendants so they can be segregated from adult defendants. Other renovations call for bringing the building's wiring up to code and the addition of security improvements and more space for the offices of the clerk of the courts. Permitting is under way now, which could mean some changes to the final bid document, said Robottom. A nearly $30 million bond issue in 2009 originally was scheduled to pay for a bigger project that also included a new parish office building in LaPlace. Plans were to build the LaPlace structure on the grounds where the parish's current administrative offices are located.

 

Bid deadline extended for Florida entertainment property management project

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, is extending the deadline for proposals for companies interested in managing the city's entertainment properties. The new due date is May 9. The bids will be for management of seven city properties, including EverBank Field, home of the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars professional football team. The start date for a new contract is set for July 1. The current contract holder would have to be notified 60 days in advance if its contract is to be terminated. City officials say they will make that determination after they receive proposals.

 

Alaska chooses to borrow funds for roads, port projects

In spite of having cash on hand, the state of Alaska is choosing to borrow money for upcoming infrastructure projects while interest rates are low - holding onto its cash. And with the highest possible credit rating, borrowing is a no brainer for the state. The state legislature for the most part is supporting the bond program, which could allow for $350 more in capital spending. The bond package includes two road projects for Juneau - a $6 million improvement for Mendenhall Loop Road and improvements on Glacier Avenue. Anchorage will get the lion's share of the funding - $50 million for the Port of Anchorage and $126 million for other projects such as $35 million for the Glenn Highway, $15 million for the Glenn Highway/Muldoon Road Interchange and $15 million for O'Malley Road. Other projects include a $14 million road to Katlian Bay in Sitka and a $19 million reconstruction and extension of Shelter Cove Road in Ketchikan. Both Nome and Kotzebue would get $10 million each for work on deep draft ports. If the bonds are approved by voters in November, bonds could be issued in February of next year.

 

Georgia city seeking bids for three-year trash service

Bids are being sought by the city of Newnan, Georgia, for a new three-year trash service contract. The bids will be opened on June 5 and a contract awarded June 28. The contract includes residential solid waste collection, recycling and yard waste, along with commercial service for the Central Business District. The current contract expires in September. Officials are not only expecting a bid with a dollar amount, but also one that includes programs that will assist with the city's beautification efforts. 

 

Who's winning government contracts?

 

Check out these recent awards:

  • Professional Contract Services Inc. was awarded a $14.1 million contract to provide food and dining facility attendant support services at Fort Hood in Killeen. The contract is estimated to be completed by March 31, 2015.
  • MorphoTrust USA has been chosen by the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration to be the prime contractor for a new consolidated ID system that will control access to national transportation infrastructure, to help prevent terrorism. The five year contract is worth $248 million.
  • J.C. Roberts Construction Company was awarded a contract for $1,994,589 by Odessa College in Texas for the college's 2015 Vision Athletic Fields, including a new softball field with bleachers and shade, tennis courts, a concession stand, public and team restrooms and two coach's offices.
  • RORE Inc. and Ahtna Engineering Service have jointly been awarded a $9.9 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide environmental services that include removing hazardous and toxic waste through March 26, 2017.
  • R.J. Griffin and Co. was awarded a $70.9 million contract by the Atlanta, Georgia, Board of Education for construction of the new North Atlanta High School complex. 
  • Herren Associates, Inc., which provides engineering and management consulting services, has been awarded a five-year contract worth $7.2 million from the U.S. General Services Administration to support its government-wide Performance Management initiative.
  • Atlas General Contractor LLC was awarded a $22.47 million contract by the city of Edmond, Oklahoma, for the city's competitive swimming pool and recreation center in a partnership between the city, Edmond Public Schools and the YMCA.
  • American Contracting & Services Inc. has been awarded a $3.2 million contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for work on six bridges, including preservation work on the U.S. 29 bridge over Interstate 85 and work on other bridges in Davidson and Davie counties.
  • ViaSat has been awarded a $31.5 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide the government with high-tech communications hardware - Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems - which will be installed in Navy and Marine Corps fighter jets and Air Force surveillance aircraft to replace numerous older radios.
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News about public-private partnerships (P3)

 

Loan approved for tunnel between Norfolk and Portsmouth

A $422 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation has been approved to help defray the costs of a new Midtown Tunnel connecting Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia. The new tunnel will be built near the current tunnel, which will be rehabilitated. The $2.1 billion plan includes the new tunnel, the current tunnel project and rehabilitation of the Downtown Tunnel. Martin Luther King Freeway also will be extended. A public-private partnership between the state and Elizabeth Crossings Opco, LLC has been formed. The state will charge tolls at the current tunnels to help pay for the project. Global construction firm and developer Skanska will invest up to $136 million in the project, its first P3 in the United States.

 

RFP to be released in May for Virginia Traffic Operations Center P3s

Bob McDonnell
Bob McDonnell

More than 30 firms responded to an RFI relating to a proposed public-private partnership for Virginia Traffic Operations Centers (TOCs) and those responses were recently under review. The Virginia Department of Transportation sought information from the private sector to develop and implement a procurement strategy for operation and maintenance of the state's five Transportation Operations Centers, related field communications and Intelligent Transportation System infrastructure. The RFI was released in coordination with the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships in January. What officials were looking for was information and suggestions from the private sector to help develop a formal procurement initiative. Gov. Bob McDonnell said he was pleased with the nearly three dozen responses. "We need to be creative in our delivery of services, and I believe the private sector can help us do just that." A single respondent from the 32 that responded will be chosen finance, develop, maintain and operate the facilities to make existing operations, data collection and traffic management operations more efficient. The agency now plans to issue an RFP on May 21 for the operations and maintenance of the TOCs and other related services.

 

Air Force base gets solar panels as part of public-private partnership

Officials at Edwards Air Force Base in California are hailing a public-private partnership that has allowed solar panels to be installed at the base to increase the amount of renewable energy being used by the U.S. military. Suntech Power Holdings installed 34 megawatts of solar panel at the base, with the installation designed, financed and installed by Borrego Solar. The solar array resulted in no up-front costs for the base. The solar company provided 12,000 panels that began generating power in February. They are also expected to reduce the base's carbon footprint. The energy generated will be sold back to the base by Borrego, supplied at an economical and fixed rate. Mike Hall, CEO of Borrego Solar, said the project "demonstrates how public-private partnerships can succeed and provide the most effective means to drive large-scale solar energy systems on government property."

 

Odds & ends

 

New Mexico

  • Dona Ana County is requesting bids for architect-engineering services for a medical and mental health unit for the Dona Ana County Detention Center.
  • The Alamogordo Municipal School District No. 1 is requesting bids for physical therapy services for the Department of Special Education.
  • The Department of the Air Force, Air Combat Command, Nogales, N.M., is requesting bids for lodging, dining area, ice and laundry.

 Texas

  • The City of Round Rock is requesting bids for printed letterhead, envelopes and business cards.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is requesting solicitations for printing and binding of TxDOT forms.

Wisconsin

  • The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is seeking bids for remodeling of the Drumlin Dining Hall, including remodeling the current kitchen and seating areas, and adding new equipment as needed for the new format. The second floor balcony located on the east side of the building will be restored. Outdated, inefficient windows will be replaced throughout the building. Also included are replacing HVAC systems, inserting a fire protection system and upgrading the plumbing and electrical systems.
  • The Wisconsin Division of State Facilities is seeking bids for the replacement of the intercom systems at Lincoln Hills School CLS/LHS Department of Corrections, Irma. One unit resides in each of the 12 cottages and a single unit in the school will also be replaced. The existing speakers and wiring will remain in place. New intercom head-end units must be compatible with existing equipment and cabling. Each cottage has approximately 35 speakers and the school has approximately 95 speakers.
  • The Wisconsin Division of State Facilities is seeking bids for school building electrical infrastructure improvements at the Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon, Wisconsin.

Kansas

  • Wichita State University is seeking bids for its Rhatigan Student Center addition and renovation with an estimated cost of $22.65 million.
  • The Kansas Department of Transportation is seeking bids for its South Douglas County chemical storage building, whose cost is estimated at $160,558. Pittsburg State University is seeking bids for McCray Hall standpipe modifications estimated to cost $68,506.
  • The Kansas Division of Facilities Management is seeking bids for reroofing of the sixth, seventh and eighth floor of the Finney State Office Building at an estimated cost of $500,000.

Illinois 

  • The State of Illinois is seeking bids for HVAC replacement in the administration building of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, estimated at $2.3 million.
  • The LaSalle Veterans' Home in LaSalle County is seeking bids for an 80-bed addition and replacement of the roofing system, estimate to cost $85,000.
  • The Chicago Veterans' Home in Cook County is seeking bids to plan and begin construction of a 200-bed facility, estimated to cost $50 million.
Where are they now?
 Are you a government official who has moved into a new position or to a new agency? Did you recently retire? Were you recently named to an executive-level position at a state-supported college, university or community college? Have you secured a new job as superintendent of a public school? If so, we'd like to hear from you - and so would your friends and colleagues - for our "Where Are They Now" column. Just drop us a line at editor@spartnerships.com and let us know about your previous job and where you are now. This week we feature Robert M. Groves.
 
Robert Groves
Robert Groves

Census Director Robert M. Groves earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and master's degrees in statistics and sociology and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He has in the past been a professor at the University of Michigan and director of its Survey Research Center and a research professor at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Groves was on loan from the University of Michigan from 1990 to 1992 when the U.S. Census Bureau tabbed him as its Associate Director for Statistical Design, Methodology and Standards. He has authored or co-authored seven books and many scientific articles. One of his books was named one of the 50 most influential books in survey research by the American Association of Public Opinion Research. In April 2009, Groves was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as director of the U.S. Census Bureau and was confirmed for the position by the U.S. Senate in July 2009. He began serving in that capacity on July 15, 2009, and led the agency's decennial count of the nation's population, which was hailed not only for its accuracy, but also for coming in $1.9 million under budget. Groves recently announced that he will step down from his position as head of the Census Bureau in August to become provost at Georgetown University.

 

Opportunity of the week...

 

A town in Massachusetts is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for information and planning purposes from interested parties for the proposed development and operation of a swimming pool and skating rink on a six-acre section of its high school campus. The town is interested in a vendor designing, building and operating the two entities to improve its recreational and athletic facilities. Legislation would allow the town to enter into a 50-year lease with the vendor, with an option for an additional five years. Want to know more? Contact Reagan Weil at 512-531-3900 or rweil@spartnerships.com.
 
People

 

Byron HollowayFrank PorterRenee CrichtonByron Holloway (top left), assistant police chief for the city of Bellaire, Texas, will become police chief on April 25, replacing Chief Randy Mack, who is retiring after 15 years as chief. Frank Porter (top center), superintendent of the Twin Rivers Unified School District in North Highlands, California, and former superintendent of the Rio Linda district for seven years, will retire on June 30. Renee Crichton (top right), deputy manager of the city of Miami Gardens, Florida, will become the next city manager for Hallandale Beach, where she started her municipal career in 2000 as an assistant to the city manager. Travis Dempsey, high school principal at Mountainair Mid-High School, has been chosen to become the next superintendent of the Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Municipal Schools. Ana Apodaca, former staffer to U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, is expected to be appointed acting city manager for the city of Sunland Park, New Mexico, this week. The Clearlake, California, City Council recently appointed its acting city administrator, Joan Phillipe, as city manager after the city recently moved to the city manager-council form of government. Shelley Redinger Shelley RedingerRachel RosenthalBryan Roberts(middle right), superintendent of Spotsylvania School District in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been chosen to lead the Spokane, Washington, Public Schools. Rachel Rosenthal (middle center), who has been vice president of instruction at Sierra College since 2007 and is a former dean at American River College, was recently appointed as the new president of Folsom Lake College in California, replacing Thelma Scott-Skillman, who is retiring. Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts (middle left), a veteran of three tours of Iraq and former deputy commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team with the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, is assuming command at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, replacing retiring Maj. Gen. James Milano. Eagle Mountain, Utah, City Administrator John Hendrickson, who has 38 years of experience in government in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and California and is a former city manager in Wasco and La Habra Heights in California, has announced his retirement. Tom Colangelo, who has worked his way through the ranks of the Niagara Falls, New York, Fire Department as firefighter, fire captain and battalion chief, has been named the department's new fire chief. Hector Pesquera, Robert BarchiCarole PostLewis Hendersona former FBI official who has held posts in Puerto Rico, Florida, Washington and South America and is also the former assistant director of Miami's Port Authority, has been sworn in as the new chief of police in Puerto Rico. Rutgers University has chosen Robert L. Barchi (bottom left), president of Thomas Jefferson University since 2004 and former provost of the University of Pennsylvania, as its new president to succeed Richard L. McCormick, who is stepping down after 10 years. New York City's chief technology official, commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Carole Post (bottom center), has resigned her position. The East Feliciana Parish (Louisiana) school board has selected Lewis Henderson, Jr. (bottom right), head of the academic and technology departments with the Algiers Charter School Association, as its new superintendent. Jennifer Sparacino, city manager of Santa Clara, California, for the last 25 years, has announced that she will retire at the end of June. Nick Ziegelmann, community development coordinator for the city of Becker, Minnesota, has been hired as the new city administrator for the city of Grafton, North Dakota. Maricopa, Arizona, has chosen the city's economic development director Danielle Casey as assistant city manager to oversee the Community Services, Development Services and Economic Development departments.

 

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One-day P3 workshop slated in Connecticut for June 14

"Implementing Public-Private Partnerships in Connecticut" is the title of a one-day workshop being organized by the State of Connecticut, the Center for Public Policy & Social Research at Central Connecticut State University and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. This workshop will cover the new statute for state-owned properties and provide townships and cities with methods for addressing public needs through the use of public-private partnerships. To view the agenda, click here.

 

Public-private partnership workshop slated for Dallas in May 
"Implementing Public-Private Partnerships in Texas: Practical Steps for SB 1048" is the topic for a May 15 workshop organized by the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships. The one-day event will be at the Dallas Omni, 555 South Lamar Street. This workshop is a follow-up to a similar January workshop in Austin. Recent revisions in Texas statutes provide for improved opportunities for the use of public-private partnerships at all levels of government, and a wide range of project types such as public buildings, water/wastewater systems, transportation and energy projects. The workshop's goal is to outline the specific skill sets needed for P3 arrangements. For more information, click here.

 

WIR Conference set for May 16-18 in Santa Fe County, N.M.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) will hold its 2012 Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference on May 16-18 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The WIR Conference focuses on public lands and other issues critical to the western region of the United States. This year's conference will feature Dr. Lowell Catlett, a regent's professor/dean and chief administrative officer at New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Catlett's knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way Americans live and work is addressed in his upbeat presentations. To learn more about the conference, click here. To register, click here.
 
NASCIO conference registration begins; sponsors sought

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will host its 2012 Midyear Conference on May 8-11 in Baltimore. The theme for this year's conference is "Navigating IT Challenges." Registration began Feb. 9. Contact Shawn Vaughn, NASCIO membership and communications coordinator, at svaughn@amrms.com.

 

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