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Public-Private Partnerships: A Solution for Florida Public Construction Projects

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Meeting Purpose

Florida has extensive experience with PPPs for transportation, and now the new State legislation provides the same opportunity for counties and cities to use this innovative tool for a wide range of social infrastructure projects, both small and large. This full-day, highly interactive workshop will offer both Florida and nationally recognized PPP professionals, who will cover IN DEPTH the new statute and the methods for its use for with projects from education to water, and a host of other infrastructures.

Registration Prices

If you register by October 16, it is $50 for a government official, $175 for a NCPPP member, and $320 for a non-member. If you register by October 30, it is $60 for a government official, $200 for a NCPPP member, and $370 for a non-member. If you register after October 30, it is $70 for a government official, $210 for a NCPPP member, and $380 for a non-member. If you register after October 30, you must register on-site.

Program Agenda

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – Orlando, FL

8:30 am           Registration & Continental Breakfast       

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9:00 am           Welcoming Comments & Keynote Address

9:20 am           Fundamentals of PPPs
This session will provide an outline on how to utilize the resources
of the private sector while maintaining an adequate level of public

9:40 am           Outline of the Statute
This panel will explain how the new statute can help cities and counties meet a wide range of infrastructure needs and correct some misperceptions of HB 85. This will include a preliminary understanding of what the statute does allow, and what size projects (from the small to the very large) could be done under the new law.

10:45 am           Coffee Break             Sponsorship Opportunity

11:00 am           First Steps in the Process
This panel will offer step-by-step guidelines for cities and counties on how to utilize HB 85, including the actions to be taken before issuing an RFP.

Noon                The Unsolicited Proposal Process
What does the public sector need to know about the handling of unsolicited proposals, and what should the private sector expect when submitting one? Answers are provided.

12:30 pm           Luncheon Keynote Address            Sponsorship Opportunity

2:00 pm           Examples of How It Has Worked
This panel will discuss case studies of how similar statutes have been utilized for both big and small projects. Case studies of successful projects for schools, hospitals, water/wastewater and other public needs will be outlined.

3:30 pm            Coffee Break              Sponsorship Opportunity

3:45 pm            Financing Tools
What are the sources of funds that can be used with these projects? Particular emphasis will be placed on smaller ($10 – 500 million) project funding.

4:45 pm            Adjourn


Jeremy Becker, Jones Lang LaSalle
Jerry Brodsky, Peckar & Abramson
Ernest Brown, Smith Currie & Hancock
Brian Blanchard, Florida Department of Transportation
Marianne F. Edmonds, Public Resources Advisory Group
Marv Hounjet, Plenary Group
Ken Jessell, Florida International University
John Keegan, Gilbane
Jon Kennedy, Tampa Bay Water
Santiago Klein, McBains Cooper USA
Michael Kuhn, Veolia Water North America
Chris Lloyd, McGuire Woods
Elysha Luken, Smith Currie & Hancock
Craig Nichols, Florida Department of Management Services
Rick Norment, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Mike Olenick, The Morganti Group
Joe Sarnovsky, Seminole State College
Rick Watson, Associated Builders and Contractors
Tim Weston, K&L Gates

Meeting Location

Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown
304 West Colonial Drive • Orlando, FL 32801
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