Event Title

Better Public Private Partnership Implementation in MN

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Brian Wasserman

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

P3 (Public Private Partnership) is not commonly implemented in Minnesota due to several pitfalls the delivery method tends to have. This abstract expresses that P3 has strong potential to be one of the most if not the most cost effective delivery method (as opposed to the Design-Bid-Build method) for public projects because P3 hires public workers to do government jobs instead of more expensive union workers. By hiring from the public sector two very beneficial things can happen; the community in which the project takes place gets and economic boost from receiving jobs and the local government can save substantially on said project’s cost by not paying for the union mark-up. All too often this is not the case unfortunately. A major pitfall P3 tends to have is that without the assurance union labor brings, projects often go over schedule and over budget. Public project managers that are hired often do not have adequate experience or do not fully understand the scope of the project, which leads to poor quality of work and the project going over budget and past schedule. A peer reviewed journal article (Blake) suggests a simple solution. During the initial planning stage of a government project, before delivery method is chosen; do extensive research on public firms, and see if there is a project team available that is truly responsible, has had experience and a good track record with projects of similar scope and type.

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Better Public Private Partnership Implementation in MN

CSU Ballroom

P3 (Public Private Partnership) is not commonly implemented in Minnesota due to several pitfalls the delivery method tends to have. This abstract expresses that P3 has strong potential to be one of the most if not the most cost effective delivery method (as opposed to the Design-Bid-Build method) for public projects because P3 hires public workers to do government jobs instead of more expensive union workers. By hiring from the public sector two very beneficial things can happen; the community in which the project takes place gets and economic boost from receiving jobs and the local government can save substantially on said project’s cost by not paying for the union mark-up. All too often this is not the case unfortunately. A major pitfall P3 tends to have is that without the assurance union labor brings, projects often go over schedule and over budget. Public project managers that are hired often do not have adequate experience or do not fully understand the scope of the project, which leads to poor quality of work and the project going over budget and past schedule. A peer reviewed journal article (Blake) suggests a simple solution. During the initial planning stage of a government project, before delivery method is chosen; do extensive research on public firms, and see if there is a project team available that is truly responsible, has had experience and a good track record with projects of similar scope and type.

Recommended Citation

Long, Kyle. "Better Public Private Partnership Implementation in MN." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/9