SUMMARY OF P3 LEGISLATIVE STATUS:
Transportation-enabled P3 market.
Does this state have broadly enabling P3 legislation?
Wisconsin’s P3-enabling statutory authority is limited to transportation assets.
Does the state allow for unsolicited proposals?
There is no specific allowance for the receipt and review of unsolicited proposals.
What is the P3 contract approval authority?
The State Department of Transportation is the central review and procurement authority for solicitations and procurements related to transportation assets, including those utilizing P3 delivery model (i.e., Build-Operate-Lease or transfer) agreements.
What is the state's P3 procurement process?
Agency of jurisdiction: Wisc State DoT – awards based on lowest bid basis.
Does the state have resources dedicated to P3s?
The State Department of Transportation is the central review and procurement authority for solicitations utilizing P3 delivery model.
Is this a Home Rule state, with limitations or opportunities for P3?
This state 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 functions.
Does this state have programmatic requirements for MWDBE participation?
There are provisions for the department to attempt to ensure that 5 % of total amount expended in each fiscal year is paid to contractors, subcontractors, and vendors that are minority businesses; and 1 % for disabled veteran-owned businesses. 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 be subject to the prevailing wage requirements associated with funding sources (i.e., Davis-Bacon).
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 allows for combinations of Federal, state, county and municipal funding and financing resources or programs (i.e., TIFIA, PABs).
What project types or asset classes are eligible for P3s in this state?
Transportation assets, including administrative and park-and-ride facilities.
Are there projects where the P3 procurement method has been applied?
This provision has yet to be applied.