Federal agencies continue to deal with constrained — and sometimes, reduced — budgets that complicate their ability to develop new and improved buildings and infrastructure. Some departments have turned to public-private partnerships (P3) as a solution to this problem and others have begun exploring this opportunity in earnest. There also is optimism that legislative proposals in the House and Senate will encourage and expand the use of P3s throughout the federal government while addressing the challenge of federal budget scoring rules.

Building off of the success of our inaugural event in 2015, NCPPP is proud to present the 2016 Federal P3 Summit. This comprehensive, two-day event will look at federal public-private partnerships and opportunities at departments and agencies such as the Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and General Services Administration.

Special Sessions on
Project Scoring

Special to this year’s program will be two sessions devoted to perhaps the main obstacle to the wider application of P3s in the federal realm:  project scoring.  Federal budgetary rules restrict the federal government’s ability to access private capital and expertise through a P3 structure.  Reforming these rules would enable the federal government to substantially increase the number and sophistication of project delivery models available to the federal government to address its growing infrastructure development.

As part of a new partnership with the Urban Land Institute, NCPPP is studying prospects for responsible reform of project scoring rules.  During these two special Summit sessions, experts will discuss the current scoring rules and identify potential regulatory and statutory solutions.

Who Should Attend
The Summit

The Federal P3 Summit is the perfect opportunity for learning more about federal P3s and the development opportunities that are available.  The event will be of particular interest to:

  • Federal leaders considering P3s
  • Financial advisors
  • Construction service professionals
  • Management service professionals
  • Attorneys
  • P3 practitioners
  • Engineers and architects
  • Designers and building planners
  • State and local leaders who have a large federal footprint in their jurisdictions

Key Topics

Overview of federal P3 programs

An opportunity to provide private sector feedback on federal programs

Lessons learned from current federal P3's

Survey of the political climate for P3s on Capitol Hill

Analysis of current legislative P3 proposals and their chances for success


JACOB BRODER-FINGERT, Senior Policy Advisor, National Economic Council, The White House

JORIANNE JERNBERG, Head of Risk Management and Financial Operations, TIFIA Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation

DOMENIC SAVINI, Assistant Director, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

JORDAN DORFMAN, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EDWARD BELK, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division Directorate of Civil Works Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MATT McKENNA, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

JODIE MISIAK, Director, Project Development, Build America Transportation Investment Center, U.S. Department of Transportation

IVAN BOLDEN, Chief, Army Partnerships, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, U.S. Army

ANGELA SIMPSON, Deputy Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

SOPHIE GUINY, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

CASEY DINGES, Senior Managing Director of Public Affairs, Membership, Leadership & Programs, American Society of Civil Engineers

STEPHEN MARTINKO, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates

JENNIFER BRICKETT, Director, Build America Transportation Investment Center Institute, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

JANE CAMPBELL, Director, Washington Office, National Development Council

DAVID HAUN, PT-GPS Director, Grant Thornton LLP; former Deputy Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget

JILL JAMIESON, Managing Director, Public Institutions Group, JLL

DOROTHY ROBYN, former Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration

JIM ZIGLAR, Senior Manager, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP


MARK LAVIN, Senior Vice President, Project Management, Balfour Beatty Communities

SCOTT FOSTER, Managing Director, Bostonia Partners LLC

SCOTT LAYNE, Senior Director, Federal Markets, Veolia North America

CHRISTOPHER DESCHENE, Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy & Programs, U.S. Department of Energy

DOMINIQUE LUECKENHOFF, Deputy Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III

GARRETT WRIGHT, Branch Chief, Donations Acceptance Program, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

RICHARD BUTTERWORTH, Senior Assistant General Counsel, U.S. General Services Administration

CAPT. JOHN KLIEM, Deputy Director, Renewable Energy Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary (Energy, Installations & Environment), U.S. Navy

NYIME GILCHRIST, Bonding Education Program Manager, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Transportation

MANUEL VEGA, Program Manager, Acquisition Policy Division, Federal Aviation Administration

MICHAEL WU, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment, and Energy, U.S. Air Force

ED MORTIMER, Executive Director of Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

MARK McDONOUGH, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, American Water

ARTHUR SMITH, President, Management Analysis, Incorporated


ROBERT JOHNSON, Senior Vice President, Hannon Armstrong

MARC WADDILL, Senior Vice President, JLL

SANDY HOE, Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

JAY BROWN, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Real Estate Services

JOSH EVANS, Managing Director, Bostonia Partners LLC


JOSEPH LEWIS, Principal, Business Transformation Group

RONALDO NICHOLSON, Mid-Atlantic Lead, Parsons Transportation Group

JEFF MILLER, Senior Vice President, Partnership Development, Corvias Solutions

ROBERT EIDSON, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

TOMAS KIGUEL, PPP Manager for Latin America and Europe, The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships


Day 1
17 Mar 2016
Day 2
18 Mar 2016

Opening General Session

  • Keynote Address: Jacob Broder-Fingert, Senior Policy Advisor, National Economic Council, The White House
  • Federal Policy Trends and Legislative Outlook Roundtable

Implications of the FAST Act for P3s

Enacted in December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act,” is the first law enacted in more than 10 years that provides long-term funding certainty for surface transportation. Provisions of the law address public-private partnerships through the TIFIA program for transportation projects and the WIFIA program for water and wastewater infrastructure. Learn what’s included in the FAST Act and how it will impact federal transportation and water partnerships.

Lunch Roundtable: Private Sector Perspectives on Federal P3s

Complementary to the public sector perspective that will be presented throughout the Summit, our lunch roundtable will focus solely on the private sector point of view. Officials will talk about what they need from the federal government in order to help make more public-private partnerships happen. These business leaders also will give us their take on where they see federal P3 programs headed and what the presidential election could mean for companies working in — or interested in working in — the federal P3 area.

Evolving P3 Issues, Part 1

An update from various federal agencies on their top partnership priorities and project pipelines.

Networking Break

Sponsored by The Institute for Public Private Partnerships (IP3)

Q&A with Federal Officials, Part 1

Following their “Evolving P3 Issues, Part 1” presentations this afternoon, federal officials will be available for small-group Q&A discussions.

Evolving P3 Issues, Part 2

An update from various federal agencies on their top partnership priorities and project pipelines.

Q&A with Federal Officials, Part 2

Following their “Evolving P3 Issues, Part 2” presentations this afternoon, federal officials will be available for small-group Q&A discussions.

Federal Facility Privatization

Federal and private sector officials will discuss recent federal real estate and energy projects, how these projects have fared and the path forward for developing and financing similar projects in the future.

Introduction to Federal Budget Scoring Issues

The federal budget scoring process is considered one of the primary barriers to the broader use of public-private partnerships throughout the federal government. As NCPPP embarks on a year-long examination of this critical issue, we begin this morning’s program with an overview of the central issues and begin to set the stage for developing constructive solutions.

Point/Counterpoint Debate on Federal Budget Scoring Issues

Continuing today's discussion on federal budget scoring, issue experts will debate the merits of potential solutions and their likelihood for implementation.

Networking Break

Sponsored by American Water

Trends in Defense Department Energy P3s

Representatives of the military services will provide status reports on energy partnership policies and projects. What opportunities exist for growth in this area and how can partnerships play a central role in helping the military achieve its mission goals? And how can lessons learned from past partnerships be applied to future projects?

Bridging the Gap: Economic Empowerment through P3s

This session will explore how P3 projects can create real economic empowerment opportunities for small, disadvantaged businesses and local job seekers. Panelists will discuss practical ways to “bridge the gap” between the unknowns of P3 projects and the growth and development of local jobs and small business contracts.

Developing the Next Generation of Federal P3s

As the conference comes to a close, we look at partnerships across the federal spectrum — transportation, military housing, energy, utilities and others — and consider why they have been successful and how the lessons learned can be applied to develop the next generation of federal P3s.


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Groups, Speakers, Complimentary Registrations and Check Payments

We offer registration discounts to groups of three or more. Please contact jbaker@ncppp.org for more information on discounts and on how to register a group.

Private sector speakers attending the summit can register online here. Public sector speakers, or speakers only attending their session to speak, please contact jbaker@ncppp.org to register.

If you need to pay by check or wish to register using a complimentary registration please contact jbaker@ncppp.org.

Location & Contact

March 17-18, 2016

FHI 360 Conference Center

Universal South Building
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009



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