The Office of P3 Initiatives is using an assortment of best practices and lessons learned from other states and jurisdictions around the country as the basis for building a strong Arizona P3 program. We are focused on the strategic development of ideas where engaging the private sector may enable an outcome that is more efficient, cost effective, sustainable or innovative.
Key aspects include continuous communication and outreach efforts, public input, coordination with regional and local governments, and long-term financial viability. The Office of P3 Initiatives will coordinate a strong external communications and outreach strategy into the overall program to ensure a transparent process that involves the public and key stakeholders.
We are hard at work managing our current Flagstaff facility P3 project, reviewing unsolicited project proposals and preparing them for open solicitation, analyzing potential projects based on the department's Five-Year Plan and Long-Range Plan, and identifying additional nonhighway P3 project potentials.
We also continue to engage in outreach meetings, conferences and presentations to local elected officials, regional Councils of Governments (COGs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and various other groups and organizations. The goal is to convey program information and strengthen public understanding of P3 opportunities. If you would like to request a P3 program presentation for your group, please send an email request to P3Office@azdot.gov.