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P3 Toolkit


The P3 Toolkit includes analytical tools and guidance documents to assist in educating public sector policy-makers, legislative and executive staff, and transportation professionals in implementation of P3 projects. The P3 Toolkit forms the base of a broader P3 capacity-building program which includes a curriculum of courses and webinars.

The P3 Toolkit addresses Federal requirements and four key areas of P3 implementation:

  • Legislation and Policy;
  • Planning and Evaluation;
  • Procurement; and
  • Monitoring and Oversight.

As new components of the P3 Toolkit are completed they will be added to this website.

Toolkit Contents

  • Fact Sheets
    These fact sheets provide two-page overviews of key aspects of the P3 Toolkit.
  • Publications
    The P3 Toolkit will include a wide range of primers, guide books and other documents designed to help practitioners understand and navigate the different aspects of implementing P3 projects. As new guidance documents are completed they will be added to this area of the P3 Toolkit website.
  • Analytical Tools
    This suite of spreadsheet-based calculation tools enable practitioners to conduct risk evaluation, financial feasibility assessment and value for money analysis for candidate P3 projects. Users enter inputs and key assumptions and are able to see how these affect the model output. While the P3 Toolkit analytical tools are intended to educate users in the analysis of P3 projects, they are not finished tools suitable for detailed project evaluation. Detailed analysis should be completed by experts using more sophisticated models.

    The analytical tools are introduced by an orientation guide. Each individual analytical tool is also accompanied by a user guide.
  • P3-VALUE Webinars
    This webinar series introduces, discusses and provides training for each of the P3-VALUE Analytical Tools.
  • Training
    The FHWA's Office of Innovative Program Delivery has developed a series of training sessions for interested state, regional, and local government officials. The purpose of this training is to provide information and tools to government officials looking to better understand how to develop and evaluate potential P3 proposals.
  • Checklists
    These high-level checklists identify the different factors and analytical processes involved fact in making key decisions regarding potential P3 procurements. The Excel-based checklists are accompanied by supporting documentation.
  • FAQs
    This is a list of FAQs to supplement the four tool-specific user guides in providing technical assistance to tool users and are organized by category.
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