P3 Predevelopment Agreements/Progressive P3s – Design-Build Opportunities and Challenges

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

P3 Predevelopment Agreements (“PDA”) or Progressive P3s (terms used synonymously) are gaining traction due to growing risk concerns in fixed-price contacts. The PDA approach facilitates earlier design-builder involvement in project development. This session focuses on the design-build component of these procurements including the pros and cons, the procurement process, considerations during the PDA period (post award), and how the collaboration of this approach can potentially solve complicated project issues in a manner unlike other approaches.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and applicability of Predevelopment Agreements/Progressive P3s
  2. Identify the pros and cons of PDAs/Progressive P3s from both an owner and private sector perspective
  3. Compare and contrast the risk profiles of the design-build component of  PDAs/Progressive P3s vs. other alternative delivery approaches
  4. Evaluate the distinct challenges in the quality based selection process  inherent in PDA/Progressive P3s

Matt Girard, DBIA

Group Head – Asset Delivery - Civil

Plenary Group

Mr. Girard is Group Head for Plenary Group’s Civil Division.  In this capacity, Matt is responsible for project development, delivery, and asset management, teaming and business development for all Plenary Group Civil projects in North America. Matt has over 30 years of hands-on experience in the heavy-civil construction industry and has been involved with the successful pursuit and delivery of public-private partnership (P3) projects in both the U.S. and Canada over the last 15 years.

Elizabeth Cousins

Nossaman Partner Elizabeth Cousins serves as a key advisor on an array of important infrastructure projects delivered through public-private partnerships, progressive and fixed price design-build, design-build-operate/maintain and other alternative delivery methods. As a former attorney at one of Australia’s leading law firms, she advised on some of that country’s highest profile P3 deals and now uses her skills to advance award-winning precedent setting U.S. projects.

Steven DeWitt, P.E.

Senior Vice President for Business Development

ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.

Steve leads ACS Infrastructure's US business development efforts as well as helping provide leadership throughout the procurement and implementation process of P3’s in the U.S. for ACS.  He also serves on various project co. boards and is the CEO of the operating company for the Angels Flight Railway (a historic funicular in downtown Los Angeles). 

He has over 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors having served for 30 years in various leadership capacities at the North Carolina Department of Transportation including the NC Turnpike Authority.

He has over 25 years of experience in alternate delivery including leading the development of NCDOT’s design-build program, leading NCDOT’s first P3 procurement, serving on a wide variety of industry and public sector advocacy group committee’s and boards, and assisting with design-build and P3 related research for FHWA, AASHTO, and NCHRP.


10/29/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/29/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available