Early Involvement of Private Developers in the Consideration of Long-Term Public-Private Partnership Concession Options

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This discussion paper, written for the  U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  draws on past and current experience to examine different mechanisms used by public agencies for involving private developers during the early stages of a project delivered through a public-private partnership (P3). The paper is structured in accordance with the three major stages in the project planning and development process — planning, procurement, and post-procurement — during which private parties may participate in and/or comment on a given project to improve its financial and technical feasibility and achieve other public sector objectives.

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