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National P3 Update: October 4, 2019

We posted our first installment of the National P3 Update, focusing on higher education and social infrastructure P3s in May. Here is the latest on those projects, and new P3s that have emerged since then.

State of Hawaii Entertainment District: The State of Hawaii has announced that it will be issuing an RFQ at the end of the year for a P3 that will redevelop Aloha Stadium and build an entertainment district around it.

Prince George County Public Schools: Prince George County shortlisted four proponents after issuing an RFQ for the design, build, finance, and maintenance for six new public schools in the County. The shortlisted proponents were Engie/ Meridiam/Hensel Phelps, Edgmoor/Clark/Star America/Johnson Controls, Fengate/Stantec/Gilbane/ABM Facilities, and Preston Hollow Capital. The RFP will be issued in October.

Blaisdell Center P3: The City of Honolulu received 13 responses to its Request Expressions of Interest for the redevelopment of its civic center. The project would include a concert hall, arena, and exhibition hall. The city has issued an RFQ and responses to the RFQ are due at the end of October.

Miami-Dade County Courthouse P3: Miami-Dade County selected its preferred proposer for its Civil and Probate Courthouse P3—the team led by Plenary. The County expects to get County Commission approval of the project agreement in November.

City of Los Angeles Civic Center P3: The City of Los Angeles shortlisted proponents that responded to its RFQ in August: DTLA Civic Partners, Plenary Collaborative Los Angeles, and LAC Partners. The project is a design, build, finance, operate, and maintain that will include a government office facility, childcare center, and conference center. The city expects to issue a RFP at the end of 2019, with responses due in the beginning of 2020 and award and execution of a project agreement at the end of 2020.

Alabama Department of Corrections P3: The Alabama Department of Corrections is analyzing five responses to its Request for Qualifications for the construction of three new prison facilities. The respondents were tasked with identifying the scope of the agreement. A RFQ was issued and five teams responded in August: The Geo Group, Corvias, Corrections Consultants, Core Civic, and Alabama Prison Transformation Partners.

Dartmouth Heating P3: Dartmouth College shortlisted four teams for its Heating Plant and Distribution System project in July:.ENGIE (Meridiam), Enwave District Energy (Kiewit/Enwave), John Laing (Laing/Acciona), and Blackstone Group The project is to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a thermal generation facility that will be powered by a renewable fuel source, as well as a new hot water distribution system.

California State University, Fresno Central Heating and Cooling Plant Modernization P3: Fresno State shortlisted four respondents for its Central Heating and Cooling Plant Modernization P3 in April 2019. The shortlisted teams include Bulldog Energy Alliance, Bulldog Infrastructure Group, Plenary Utilities Fresno, and Victor E. Energy Partners. The project is for the design, build, finance, and maintenance of a central utility plant, ancillary infrastructure, and implementation of energy efficiency upgrades all over campus. A RFP is to be issued in November.

Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility P3: The Travis County Courthouse P3 reached financial close on May 9, 2019. The facility, located in Austin, Texas, is a 430,000 square foot civil and family court facility that is set to be complete in 2022.

Santa Rosa Junior College Student Housing P3: Santa Rosa Junior College selected Servitas as its preferred bidder for its student housing P3. The project is to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a 360-student housing facility. The other shortlisted developers were Greystar and the Michaels Organization.

Vanderbilt University Student Housing: Vanderbilt selected Lendlease as its preferred bidder to design, built, operate, and maintain a graduate and professional student housing village.

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Elise Holtzman Gerson Land land Use and Government Relations Lawyer Bilzin Sumberg Law Firm

Elise focuses her land use and government relations practice on guiding clients through land use issues and representing clients in all levels of the procurement process. Elise understands how law and policy influence business and development, and her grasp of the political dynamics in South Florida makes her an invaluable advocate on behalf of her clients. This is particularly true when she helps navigate clients through the RFP and/or administrative bid protest process.

Albert Dotson, Bilzin Sumberg Law Firm, Real Estate and Land Development Attorney

Nationally recognized for his work on public-private partnerships (P3), Al's experience includes rail and transit facilities, airports, marinas, sports stadiums, convention centers, healthcare/life sciences facilities, educational institutions, water and sewer facilities, and parking structures.

Al is recognized throughout Florida for his work representing local, national, and international clients in responding to government contract solicitations and defending against, or prosecuting quasi-judicial and judicial bid protests.