Community Based Partnership
A Community Based Partnership Model is where a local government or public utility aggregates multiple improvement projects together into single, integrated procurement, creating one point of private sector accountability for linear type projects that support environmental, social and governance goals for a community through-out its lifecycle. It uses a performance-based contract, linking the partner’s payment to specific, measurable goals. The private partner assumes both short and long-term budget and schedule risks, incentivizing best value and a whole life compliance solution. The public sector can also require its private partner to achieve specific Key Performance Indicators to create jobs and engage with minority and women owned enterprises to create resilience solutions that create green space and achieve other community and economic development goals. Additionally, the private partner can also source best fit capital to invest “at risk” portion of development work to provide an earlier start to a program which the government partner can refinance with lower cost of capital upon completion and certification of the projects that make up the program.
Capital Project Management Program
Completed in 2013, this large metro wastewater system required operational support to meet more restrictive discharge permit standards while the existing treatment facility was undergoing major renovation.
The services provided by Black & Veatch include program management and planning of a large metro wastewater system.
Planning considerations and requirements:
The scope of infrastructure improvements required over the first 10 years of the planning period exceeded $800 million.
Upgrades to treatment and collection system were made under multiple contracts and included roughly 70 projects.
Planning included operational support to meet more restrictive discharge permit standards while the existing treatment facility was undergoing major renovation.
The project effectively managed the capital expenditure schedule to allow cash funding where practical and maintained a reasonable rate structure.