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P3 Toolkit

Guidance Documents

These Primers are a reference for decision-makers and practitioners seeking to understand P3s as a financing alternative for major capital projects. The Primers are intended to assist practitioners in the planning and evaluation of P3 procurements.

Establishing A Public-Private Partnership Program: A Primer
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Establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) program within a public agency involves issues from enabling legislation through identification, evaluation, negotiation and management of P3 projects. This primer explores key issues involved in establishing a P3 program at a public agency with a focus on P3s for new capacity for highway infrastructure.

Financial Structuring and Assessment for Public-Private Partnerships: A Primer
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This primer addresses Financial Structuring and Assessment for public-private partnerships (P3) and has been prepared as a companion document to FHWA's recent primers on Value for Money Analysis and Risk Assessment for P3s. Most P3 projects are financed by using a combination of private equity, debt, and (often) public subsidies.

Risk Assessment for Public-Private Partnerships: A Primer
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This primer addresses Risk Assessment for public-private partnerships (P3) and has been prepared as a companion document to FHWA's recent primers on Value for Money Analysis and Financial Structuring and Assessment for P3s.

Value for Money Assessment for Public-Private Partnerships: A Primer
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This primer provides a brief introduction to public–private partnership (P3) concessions for transportation project finance. Although many types of P3s exist, this primer focuses on P3s that involve assumption of financing risk by the private sector, as well as long-term (i.e., 10+ years) operations and maintenance.