Government Contracting Pipeline
Volume 5, Issue 19August 21, 2013
Some public projects yield huge benefits for taxpayers

Mary Scott NabersNot all municipal services are attractive. Some are critical in nature, but not a good topic of conversation. Municipal waste disposal and the operation of solid waste landfills are services that fall into this category.

 

According to a recent study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), municipal solid waste landfills are the third-largest source of methane emissions caused by humans in the United States. In fact, landfills account for roughly 17 percent of the emissions that cause unpleasant odors, smog and pollution.

 

The methane generated by landfills, called landfill methane gas, or LFG, is a by-product of decomposition.

 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Transportation projects funded
Oregon may go it alone on bridge
Upcoming education opportunities
Other upcoming opportunities
Who's winning contracts?
News about P3s
Check out our blog
Where are they now?
Opportunity of the week
People
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Funding allocated for transportation-related projects

 

California entities to get $487 million for 82 projects throughout state

Brian Kelly Projects representing improved transportation, safety and mobility throughout California have been approved for funding by the California Transportation Commission. A total of 82 projects will share $487 million for construction projects. "These construction projects put people to work and improve the quality of life for millions of Californians," said Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly (left).

 

Malcolm Doughtery Malcolm Dougherty (right), Caltrans director, said the state is investing in transportation infrastructure to "support regional job growth and improve the state's mobility for years to come."

 

The funding includes $169 million from Proposition 1B, a voter-approved transportation bond from seven years ago. The remaining $318 million includes money from other state and federal transportation accounts. Some of the projects funded include the following:

  • Sonoma County - $10.578 million to replace the Laguna de Santa Rossa bridge.
  • Los Angeles County - $1.928 million to upgrade a weigh station at the Castaic Truck Inspection Facility. The project includes replacing signs, closed circuit TV, public address system, electrical equipment, weight and height gauge equipment, signal lights, parking lights and a computer room cooling system. The funds also will provide for upgrades to plumbing, roof replacement, replacement of damaged concrete driveway and apron slabs and reconstruction of asphalt shoulders.
  • Riverside County - $4.389 million to replace a bridge at Salton Creek.
  • Shasta County - $27 million to rehabilitate 22.1 lane miles of roadway near Bella Vista.
  • Fresno County - $7 million to repair electrical systems damaged by theft and vandalism to restore traffic operations including highway lighting, traffic signals, pumping plants and irrigation.
  • City of Sacramento - $6.963 million to construct a bike and pedestrian overcrossing over the railroad tracks at Sacramento City College.
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority - $40 million to extend Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) from Warm Springs to Berryessa.

To view the complete list of projects, the amount allocated to each and a brief description of projects, click here.

 

Two-state transportation project down to one state

 

Oregon may take on I-5 bridge replacement alone over Columbia River

Ted Wheeler New life has been breathed into the project to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River in Portland. What was just a couple of weeks ago a two-state project has now emerged as a one-state project, which is likely to be undertaken by the state of Oregon.

 

The original cost of the project was set at $3.4 billion, but when the Washington Legislature failed to fund its $450 million share of the project, it was thought to be dead. However, officials now are trying to keep the project alive by proposing a smaller price tag for the project - at $2.75 billion.

 

Instead of sharing the costs, the state of Oregon would be solely responsible for all the risks, including any cost overruns of funding shortages. But, the project is further complicated by the fact that it must have funding appropriated by the Oregon Legislature by Sept. 30, when the state's $450 million commitment expires if it is not matched by Washington state.

 

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler (pictured) said the project involving only Oregon "raises some new and complex questions that would need to be carefully considered because it implies that there will be a higher level of financial risk for Oregon taxpayers."

 

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Kansas Unified School District officials studying $90 million bond issue

Larry Robbins Security improvements and technology upgrades are at the heart of a $90 million school bond issue being studied by the Topeka (Kansas) Unified School District 501. The project also would include construction of a new elementary school and addition of FEMA-standard storm shelters at various buildings. Other security measures would include panic buttons, bulletproof window film and other items. Deputy Superintendent Larry Robbins (pictured) said the district has a very high bond rating and the projects could be completed without raising local taxes. Robbins said additional safety projects include improved camera systems and exterior lighting, key-card access and fencing. The shelters will be built to standards to withstand tornadoes. Regarding technology upgrades, $26 million of the bonds would be used to purchase more laptops and tables, expand bandwidth and replace older devices. The new school would be a pre-K through eighth grade campus. If a bond issue is approved, it could be held as early as next April.  

 

State Bond Commission approves two new schools being built in Louisiana

New schools in both New Orleans and Lake Charles have been approved by the State Bond Commission. The commission oversees government borrowing for public projects. The commission recently approved $145 million in bonds for state construction programs, including equipment upgrades and renovations at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Centers in East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes. Bonding approval was given for a project of the Orleans Parish School Board and Recovery School District for $18 million. The funds will be used to lease property and build an elementary school, which would likely open in 2015. The Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy Foundation was approved for an amount not to exceed $20 million for construction of a new 60,000-square-foot, 43-classroom school building in Lake Charles.

 

University of Mississippi plans new medical school building for 2016

James Keeton A new $35.5 million medical school building is in the works for the University of Mississippi Medical Center this fall. The College Board increased the budget for the building and approved an additional $10 million from grant funds for utility work for the facility. Officials are counting on the legislature to pledge to borrow the additional $30.5 million needed through bonds next year. The 138,000-square-foot building will stand four stories tall and include classrooms, labs, offices and training space. Dr. James Keeton (pictured), vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the medical school, said one floor of the facility will be used for simulating medical procedures and will be complete with electronic mannequins and computers. The architectural firms involved in the process are designing the exterior of the building to be the same brick as other buildings in the complex. According to Keeton, the building can be expanded in the future to increase class sizes to 200. The project is expected to take two years once construction starts, with officials hoping it will be completed and ready to hold classes in August 2016.

 

BRAC funding will address issues at three Alabama schools

Three school districts in Alabama will benefit from millions of dollars in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) funds that will be used for upgrades to help modernize their facilities. Some $147 million in BRAC funds is being shared by the Huntsville, Madison and Madison County school districts. The BRAC funds will be combined with capital funds from the trio of districts to perform $297 million in construction projects. BRAC funds allocated include $64.7 million to the Huntsville district, $55.9 million for Madison County schools and $26.4 million to the Madison city schools. The Huntsville district plans to use its funding to modernize about 20 percent of its schools, including new Grissom and Johnson high schools by 2016, a new freshman academy at Huntsville High, a new junior high on the Johnson campus, a new Whitesburg P-8 campus and two replacement elementaries. The Milton Frank Stadium will also undergo a facelift with the addition of a new concessions building, stands, restrooms and press box. The Bob Jones High School in Madison city schools will be renovated with the BRAC funds and projects to help the district keep up with a growing student population. Madison County plans to use its BRAC funds to expand Sparkman High School to include ninth graders. A new intermediate school will be built, along with a new academic building at Madison County Elementary and a new wing on the Madison County High School campus. The district already is involved in upgrades to lighting, telephones, HVAC and technology at all of its schools.

 

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Budget surplus means additional funding for Virginia water projects

A budget surplus has allowed the Commonwealth of Virginia to invest an additional $31 million in the Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF). In addition to that funding, the General Assembly supported the $221 million water quality bond that will help fund wastewater treatment plants throughout the state, combined sewer overflows, a drinking water facility and an urban storm water investment program. The bond includes $101 million for projects in about 30 entities across the state for wastewater treatment and $35 million for a new storm water grant program for local entities. Among the projects to be funded are $30 million for the city of Lynchburg and $45 million for the city of Richmond for their Combined Sewer Overflow facilities. The Appomattox River Water Authority will get $5 million for upgrades and the Hopewell Wastewater Treatment Authority will also receive $5 million for upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant.

 

O'Malley announces $810 million allocated for Maryland transportation projects

Martin O'Malley About $810 million in state aid has been announced by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (pictured) for transportation projects in Montgomery County and on the Eastern Shore. Among the $650 million in projects funded in Montgomery County are $125 million to construct a new interchange along I-270 at Watkins Mill Road; $25 million to build a relocated MD 97 around the Town of Brookeville; $280 million to complete right-of-way acquisition and final design for the Purple Line; $100 million to complete right-of-way acquisition and final design for the Corridor Cities Transit way, a proposed north-south bus rapid transit line from the Shady Grove Metro station to the COMSAT facility near Clarksburg; and $85 million in operating assistance for the County's Ride On bus system through fiscal 2019. On the Eastern Shore, $160 million in projects will be funded. Among those projects are $52 million to construct a new interchange at US 301/MD 304; $50 million to build a MD 331 Dover Bridge replacement; $42 million in construction funds to widen and dualize MD 404 from west of MD 309 to Cemetery Road (Phase 1B); and $3.7 million to start construction of a new roundabout at MD 822 and MD 675 near the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.

 

City in Texas studying $3.5 million water project to meet demands

Officials in Rio Hondo, Texas, are studying a $3.5 million project to tie the city into the Harlingen water supply to help meet the city's water needs for the next decade. The project would be funded by a $1.08 million loan and a $2.5 million grant from the Texas Water Development Board. Mayor Gustavo Olivares said the projects that will be created by the funding will not only address immediate needs of the city, but will also improve the quality of life for city residents in the future with different water sources available. The project would connect Rio Hondo to the city of Harlingen WaterWorks supply in the event of an emergency. The project also would repair one of two water lines under the Arroyo Colorado and repair the city's water tower and storage tank.

 

Georgia officials announce $12.4 million project to widen roadway

With $12.4 million in federal and state funding, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it will widen a one-mile stretch of Cobb Parkway. The result will be the widening of the roadway from five to six lanes. The project is expected to be completed in June 2016 and Cobb Parkway will then have three travel lanes in each direction instead of two. The project is not costing the county any monetary investment.

 

Private partners sought for Newark Liberty Airport terminal project

Patrick Foye A public-private partnership (P3) is looking like the answer to upgrading Terminal A at the Newark Liberty Airport. Patrick Foye (pictured), executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the overwhelming response from the private sector when a P3 was sought for a private-sector partner to build and operate the $2.4 billion main terminal at LaGuardia Airport is suggesting the same type arrangement in Newark. Dozens of private-sector firms responded to the LaGuardia proposal. He said no decision has been made yet, but there is certainly the possibility the project will result in a P3. A request for proposals (RFP) is expected to be issued this month. Construction is likely to begin in the summer of next year. Officials realize that a private partner with money to spend up-front can save the public sector from the beginning of the project while also completing the project faster, with more expertise and with the private sector assuming much of the risk.

  

Massachusetts Turnpike to replace toll booths with electronic systems

A $250 million project to transform toll booths along the Massachusetts Turnpike to an electronic toll collection system is expected to be completed by 2017. Instead of toll booths, toll tags will be read by a device hanging over the main portion of the interstate. Drivers without the toll tags will have their vehicle license plates scanned and billed by mail. The toll plazas will eventually be torn down. Funding for the project is being made available by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and work is expected to begin in June of next year. Officials say doing away with the toll booths will relieve congestion and reduce operation costs. There are currently two-dozen toll plazas at Pike interchanges and tunnels. The new system would require fewer readers to do the job than current toll stations. Officials hope to have the new equipment installed and operating by early next year. Following testing of the new system, the toll collection booths will be closed and demolished. One of the main reasons for doing away with the toll booths is that over the next 20 years, more than $65 million would be required for repairs and maintenance of the facilities.

 

Grant matching funds to help support 54 local tourism initiatives

More than 50 local tourism initiatives in Virginia will benefit from nearly $1 million in matching grant funds to support tourism initiatives in communities throughout the state. The goal is to leverage local marketing dollars, which will impact more than 275 other statewide tourism entities. The funds, matched by local organizations, will be used for such marketing projects as Web sites, signage, social media and advertisements. The funds are part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation's Marketing Leverage Grant program. With the 2:1 ratio of funding of local to state funds, the grant dollars will match $2 million from local sources for a total of $4 million in new marketing aimed at increasing tourism, one of the big revenue generators in the state. Among the recipients of the grants are $50,000 to the Culpeper Department of Tourism for the Culpeper Arts Microsite and video development, $25,000 to Great Country Farms for the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail, $25,000 to the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance for the Williamsburg Area Arts Month 2013 and $50,000 to the State Theatre Foundation for a marketing leverage program for the State Theatre in Culpeper. For more information and a listing of all the recipients, click here. 

 

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Check out these recent awards:

  • Dynamics Research Corporation has been awarded with a new task order under the Chief Information Officer--Solutions and Partners 3 contract to provide technology, management and evaluation services to the National Institutes of Health. The contract, including all periods and options, is valued at $11.4 million and has a 5-year period of performance.
  • Tetra Tech and CH2M Hill won a contract from the Navy for $75 million for various tasks to accomplish natural resource services and compliance and related environmental planning services.
  • CGM Construction Group was awarded a $16.2 million contract by the Dougherty County (Georgia) School Board for Phase II renovation work at Dougherty High School.
  • Shirley Contracting won a contract worth up to $3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for construction of structures and facilities.
  • Cobb Fendley and Associates, Inc. won an $89,804 contract from the city of Greenville, Texas, to design a project to rebuild a segment of Webb Street from Sayle Street to Wesley Street.
  • Merkel Brothers Construction was awarded a $1.5 million contract from the city of Jonesborough, Tennessee, to construct an effluent outfall line from the town's wastewater treatment plant to the Nolichucky River.
  • Xanterra Parks and Resorts has been awarded the contract from the National Park Service to operate concessions in northern Montana's Glacier National Park beginning in early January 2014. The 16-year contract covers the operations of five lodges. It includes a minimum franchise fee of 1 percent that will be returned to the government each year based on annual gross receipts. The contract also includes a repair and maintenance reserve of 2.35 percent and a Red Bus Rehabilitation Reserve equal to 2.5 percent, each respective of annual gross receipts, which are expected to be approximately $18.5 million per year.
  • Banneker Ventures won a contract worth up to $6 million from the General Services Administration for professional, administrative and management support services.
  • Education Networks of America won a five-year contract worth approximately $2.25 million from the Idaho State Department of Education to provide high-speed wireless Internet access in public schools across the state. It includes the installation, repair, replacement and support of wireless technology infrastructure in each public school serving high school grades with sufficient capacity to support all students in those grades.
  • Ceepco Contracting won a contract worth up to $1.2 million from the General Services Administration for operation of government-owned facilities.
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News about public-private partnerships (P3)

 

North Carolina seeks P3 for recruiting business, jobs to state

Sharon Decker Officials in North Carolina are looking to a public-private partnership (P3) to handle many of the job recruiting chores currently handled by state employees. The private partner in the P3 will be a nonprofit created by the state's Department of Commerce. State officials have sought privatization of this service for some time, looking for a quicker, more streamlined approach to job recruiting and economic development. Once the nonprofit is created, it will be responsible for hiring "economic developers" who likely will be former Commerce Department employees or former regional economic developer employees who will recruit companies to North Carolina and help companies already in the state to expand. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker (pictured) said she hopes to hire an executive director for the new nonprofit sometime in the next month or so. The Secretary noted that the job recruiters will not be the decision-makers in the effort, but that they could offer support and lobby on behalf of an interested client company. Unlike what is required of the Commerce Department, the nonprofit would not be subject to certain open meeting and open records laws that apply to state agencies. However, Decker assured that the workings of the nonprofit would be transparent and will impose its own rules about being subject to open records and meetings laws.

 

City in New York exploring possible P3 for solar initiative

A pair of council members in Utica, New York, are pushing city officials to enter into a public-private partnership that could save the city money through a solar project. Council members Jim Zecca and Frank Vescera are urging looking into installing solar panels on some city buildings. The two said photovoltaic panels installed on City Hall and the police department could be done at no expense to the city or taxpayers and still save the city money on its energy bill. The council members said the city could enter into an agreement with a private company that would install and operate the system and guarantee a set rate for multiple years. In addition to lowering energy bills, the two said the solar system also could reduce the city's carbon footprint. The council members said the city could advertise for bids for the project and then the company chosen could apply for tax credits and grants to help pay for the project. The energy produced would be sold to the city at a reduced rate. Officials said that installing 200 solar panels on the two city facilities would provide about half of the two buildings' needs. Although the immediate savings would not be substantial, both council members said savings in the long-term could be.

 

High-tech housing at University of Kentucky result of public-private partnership

Eli Capilouto High-tech living and educational space aimed at improving student success rates and attracting and retaining students and faculty opened this week at the University of Kentucky (UK). Central Hall I and II - a $25.9 million, 172,000-square-foot residence hall for more than 600 students, faculty and staff - had its official ribbon cutting recently. UK President Eli Capilouto (pictured) said the new residence halls were created "by a village of innovators, risk-takers and dreamers who sought a new way to build" that resulted in not just the most modern place to live, but "the most modern places for them to learn." The facility is part of a long-term housing plan at the university that involves a private partner that owns and manages student housing properties throughout the country. The partnership includes a long-term lease with the university. In addition to four-person suites, the halls include community living, study and classroom areas and 16 active learning/meeting spaces. There is a communal kitchen and high-tech laundry facilities in each building. Supportive technology includes Ethernet and wireless connection and satellite connection throughout the facilities. The partnership also had a positive effect on the local economy. Central Halls I and II employed 430 direct and 292 indirect employees, 75 percent of them Kentucky residents.

 

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 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 TL Cox.

 

TL Cox TL Cox (pictured) earned a bachelor's degree in political science and communications from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. His first private-sector engagement was in 2001, when he was a part-time news correspondent for the Gainesville Daily Record in Texas. He later served as a manufacturing engineering technician and later as a program manager for Weber Aircraft LLC, as a trainer/technical writer for a staffing and recruiting firm and as a senior trainer for Interactive Response Technologies. Cox moved to the public sector in 2007 as an IT applications administrator/gaming systems analyst for the Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce. He returned to the private sector in program management with Enviro Systems, Inc. from March 2007 to May 2008 and was named director of consulting services, e-solutions and senior consultant for the Waters Consulting Group, Inc., where he spent four years. Cox was hired in July 2012 for Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett's Management Review Office and took over for Police Chief Jonathan Brooks as interim IT director when former Chief Information Officer Tom Golliver retired last December. The IT veteran was recently named by Bartlett as the city's chief information officer.

       

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Julie Baker MaryFrances McCourt Katrice Albert Julie Baker (top left), one of the Houston Independent School District's highest-ranking officials after being named chief academic officer last August, is leaving to work for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, leading a new literacy campaign in Houston. MaryFrances McCourt (top middle), who has served as interim vice president and chief financial officer of Indiana University since the departure of Neil Theobald to serve as president of Temple University, has been selected to take on the vice president and CFO position on a full-time, permanent basis. Dr. Katrice A. Albert (top right), former chief diversity officer at Louisiana State University since 2005, has been appointed to the position of vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota. Timothy Walsh, who as director of the New Jersey Treasury's Division of Investment has been in charge of investing New Jersey's $74 billion public pension fund, is leaving state government to return to the private sector. Juan Eduardo Cabrera, general counsel for an Austin, Texas-area school district and former attorney for several districts across the country, has been named the finalist for the superintendent job in the El Paso Independent School District. Craig Carter, a 21-year veteran of the Escondido, California, Police Department who has been promoted over his career to sergeant and lieutenant, has been named to replace former Police Chief Jim Maher, who retired. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Deby Snodgras Robert Sommers Mara Cooper Fallin has announced the appointment of two cabinet members: Deby Snodgras (middle right), executive director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, will fill the newly created cabinet post of Secretary of Tourism and Recreation and Robert Sommers (middle center), director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, is the state's new Secretary of Education and Workforce Development. The University of Houston-Victoria recently hired Mara Cooper (middle left), former director of student life, ombudsman and adjunct psychology instructor at the College of the Mainland in Texas City, as director of student success. The city of Yuma, Arizona, has chosen Ricky Rinehart, the city's operations administrator since February 2012, as the new deputy city administrator, with some level of oversight of all city departments. The Vineland (New Jersey) City School District has chosen Herbert G. Schectman, a Certified Public Accountant and former senior finance administrator in the Philadelphia school district, as its new business administrator, to replace Cherie Ludy, who resigned. The new city manager for the city of Miramar, Florida, is Kathleen Woods-Richardson, a 30-year veteran of municipal government who was most recently director of Miami-Dade County's Public Works and Waste Management Department. Martha Martha Kanter John Sexton Michael Teague Kanter (bottom left), Under Secretary of Education who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, has announced she is stepping down to return to academe. New York University President John E. Sexton (bottom center), a former clerk to Chief Justice Warren Burger who has served as the university's president since 2002, has announced he will step down when his term ends in 2016. Col. Michael Teague (bottom right), former Tulsa (Oklahoma) District commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, has been chosen as Gov. Mary Fallin's Secretary of Energy and Environment, combining the secretary of energy post held by Michael Ming and the secretary of environment post held previously by Gary Sherrer. Former Nebraska Sen. Abbie Cornett has been chosen as the new city administrator for David City, Nebraska, replacing Interim City Administrator Joan Kovar, who will now resume her duties as city clerk. Frank Fernandez, assistant city manager for Hollywood, Florida, will now have a second title after being also named as the city's police chief, following the retirement in January of former Chief Chad Wagner and then was replaced by Interim Chief Vince Affanato. Stamford, Connecticut, Fire Chief Antonio Conte recently resigned and Public Safety Director Ted Jankowski, a former New York City firefighter, has been named acting chief.

 

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NASCIO 2013 Annual Conference planned for Oct. 13-16

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will hold its 2013 Annual Conference in Philadelphia on Oct. 13-16 at the Philadelphia Marriott. Registration for the conference, "Leadership Through Innovation and Collaboration," is currently open and early bird registration rates will be offered through Aug. 27. Information is also available by contacting Shawn Vaughn at svaughn@amrms.com.

 

Public-private partnerships water conference set in Austin Sept. 11

"Public-Private Partnerships: A Solution for Texas Water Management," an interactive workshop on water issues, is set for Sept. 11 at the Hilton Austin Hotel. Information sessions featuring panels of experts will be held throughout the day. Among the moderators for panels are public-private partnership expert Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. and co-founder of the Gemini Global Group, and Mark Ellison, special advisor on economic development at the Texas Water Development Board. Nabers, author of Collaboration Nation: How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government, will both address conference attendees regarding public-private partnerships and then moderate a panel on "When to Use a P3 in Texas." Registration is now open and the agenda is available. The event is organized by the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

 

GMIS International - 'Connect with IT Leaders from Around the World'

GMIS International, the premier organization for public sector IT leaders, will hold its Annual Conference Aug. 18 - 21, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference brings together public sector technology leaders and decision-makers representing a wide variety of government agencies from throughout the United States. Representatives from international organizations will also attend and provide updates on technology initiatives in their respective countries. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to interact in historic Charlotte, North Carolina. To learn more about how you can participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please click here
 
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