SUMMARY OF P3 LEGISLATIVE STATUS:
Connecticut allows for up to five (5) projects through Public Private Partnerships.
Does this state have broadly enabling P3 legislation?
There are specific limits to the authority for P3 procurements, allowing for a range of (revenue risk) asset classes to be considered by the Governor, for a pilot phase.
Does the state allow for unsolicited proposals?
There are no specific provisions for, nor restrictions against receiving or reviewing unsolicited proposals.
What is the P3 contract approval authority?
Connecticut requires the Governor’s approval of pilot projects, prior to initiating any solicitation activities or procurements. Deadline for approval of P3 projects: 1 Jan 2020.
What is the state's P3 procurement process?
Solicit competitive bids for qualified, eligible projects: RFI - Requests for Information, prequalifying proposers - RFQs, and selection from among competitive bids - RFPs.
Does the state have resources dedicated to P3s?
Specific funding needs have been identified within the purview of the CT Dept. of Transportation; but there are no specific dedicated resources for P3s.
Is this a Home Rule state, with limitations or opportunities for P3?
Connecticut is not a Home Rule state, as it employs Dillon's Rule to all municipalities; which allows a state legislature to control local government structure, methods of financing its activities, its procedures and the authority to undertake procurement.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for MWDBE participation?
Compliance with Federal mandates related to DBE participation is required for projects involving Federal funding.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for labor participation?
Each public-private partnership project shall either be subject to the prevailing wage requirements or the rate established by the use of a project labor agreement.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for performance security?
Compliance with Federal mandates related to payment and performance guarantees is required for projects involving Federal funding (i.e., Miller Act).
For what types of financing programs are P3 projects eligible?
The state agency or the state may apply for and accept funds from local or federal government and other sources of financial aid to further the purposes of and to fund public-private partnerships.
What project types or asset classes are eligible for P3s in this state?
Procurements for the design, development, operation or maintenance of revenue-generating facilities, including early child care, educational, health or housing facilities; and transportation systems, including ports, transit-oriented development and related infrastructure. Allows only projects that will result in job creation and economic growth.
Are there projects where the P3 procurement method has been applied?
Modernization of traveler facilities along the interstate system: I-95, I-91, I-84 and Merritt Parkway, were the object of alternative project delivery.