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Oct 7, 2005

Public Private Partnership Bulletin




1. New PPEA Model Guidelines issued

On September 30, the working group convened by the Chairmen of the House and Senate General Laws committee to make recommended changes to the model guidelines for local governments to use governing the PPEA process, released its work product. The following link goes directly to the new guidelines, which incorporate legislative changes made in 2003-2005, as well as a tracking document so you can see what changed since the last model we developed.

2. FOIA concerns may result in PPEA changes in 2006

"Changes in PPEA law may be on the horizon," The News & Advance, September 25, 2005

3. VITA PPEA for IT infrastructure continue

"Possible IT job impact greater than thought: State's revamping of technology operations could affect 2,400," Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 29, 2005

"Gov. Warner tells bidders for IT hardware contracts that jobs must stay in state," Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 30, 2005

"State IT deal: Boon or bust? Tech subcontractors' future under privatization depends largely on winning bidder," Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 30, 2005 

4. Virginia enters negotiations with CGI-AMS for IT software PPEA

"State in talks with Canadian IT firm IBM dropped from outsource competition at least temporarily," Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 6, 2005 

5. Bedford decides to accept unsolicited PPEA for Jefferson Forest HS renovation

"Board moving forward with JF," The News & Advance, September 23, 2005

"Supervisors, School Board to converge on JF plans," The News & Advance, September 27, 2005

"Supervisors to consider PPEA process," Bedford Bulletin, September 29, 2005

6. Clarke continues consideration of PPEA for new high school, issues proliferate

"Budget Numbers Take Center Stage in Building School," The Winchester Star, September 28, 2005

"Options Grow for Clarke County High Alton Echols Jr. Offers Board 36 Acres — with Infrastructure — for $4 Million," The Winchester Star, October 3, 2005

"Site Selection Needed in Clarke Architect Tells School Board to Select Scope and Location of School," The Winchester Star, October 4, 2005

7. New CTB member bullish on I-81 improvements

"CTB Member Davis Hopes To Ease Conditions on I-81," The Winchester Star, October 1, 2005

8. Indiana looking to privatize toll roads

"Indiana TR to double tolls & privatize, do I-69 as pike - Gov Daniels," TOLLROADnews, September 29, 2005

9. Fredericksburg parking deck nearing completion, was PPEA project

"Parking solution on deck," The Free-Lance Star, October 5, 2005

10. HOT Lanes gets support from Springfield Chamber

"Chamber gives support for HOT lanes,", October 5, 2005

11. Options being considered for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel concession

"Gear sees money at the end of tunnel: The lawmaker wants to lease the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel for big bucks for the state," Daily Press, October 4, 2005

12. STAR team responds to I-81 criticisms

"One of Virginia's deadliest roads, I-81, should see improvements," The Free-Lance Star, September 29, 2005

13. Herndon receives competing proposal for downtown project

"Competing bid submitted for developing downtown,", October 5, 2005