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  • Public-Private Partnership (P3)

    A broad term used to describe public facility and infrastructure contracts that minimally include components of design and build (e.g., construction, renovation, rehabilitation) into one single contract. Components of financing, operations, maintenance, or management may be included within this single contract. A P3 contract allocates risks to the party (the government or the contractor) best able to manage the risks and may assign a higher level of responsibility for means and methods to the partner. See also: Concession Model.



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