Awards

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships is proud to honor the achievements of the public and private sectors and their P3 projects through the National Public-Private Partnership Awards program. The awards honor unique innovations in P3s and efficient and cost-saving P3 projects nationwide.

CRITERIA

The NCPPP recognizes accomplishments in P3 excellence for individuals and projects, which make a difference.

Nominations and applications are due December 31, 2018.

Overview

For all Project Awards, the following general criteria apply:

  • Projects must fit within the definition of a public-private partnership: a contractual arrangement that is formed between a public or governmental agency and a private company that can include a variety of activities that involve the private company in the development, financing, ownership and/or operation of a public facility or service. In such a partnership, public and private resources are pooled and responsibilities divided so that the partners’ efforts complement one another.
  • Projects must demonstrate the benefits of P3s, including: shared income resulting from partnership in direct proportion to the partners’ investment, cost savings, improved service delivery and/or increased efficiency in operation.
  • Except where otherwise explicitly stated in the award category, at least an initial phase of the project must be fully operational and delivering the intended benefits of the project for at least six (6) months.
  • All projects must be in the United States.
  • Projects must be implemented efficiently and effectively with appreciable cost savings or no additional costs over traditional development.
  • Awards submissions are welcome from NCPPP members and non-members, however, preference will be given to NCPPP members.

Outstanding Project Innovation

The Innovation Award recognizes a new and innovative project. In addition to the criteria above, when evaluating the project, the reviewing committee will look at:

  • The originality of the concept
  • How the project demonstrates a significant new advance in the field of P3s through development and/or application of new concepts or methodology

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • Public and/or private sector organizations/teams that have led the planning or implementation of an innovative project.

Outstanding Infrastructure Project

The Infrastructure Award recognizes a successful infrastructure project developed and implemented using a P3. In addition to the criteria above, when evaluating the project, the reviewing committee will look at:

  • Design improvements with the type of project
  • Development of superior new products

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • Public and/or private sector organizations/teams that have led the planning or implementation of an infrastructure project.

Outstanding Service Project

The Service Award recognizes a successful P3 service delivery project. In addition to the criteria above, when evaluating the project, the reviewing committee will look at:

  • Service delivery improvements
  • Delivery of superior new services

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • Public and/or private sector organizations/teams that have led the planning or implementation of a service delivery project.

Excellence in Individual Private Leadership

Excellence in Private Sector Leadership Award
For the Excellence in Private Sector Leadership Award, the following criteria apply:

  • Exceptionally innovative and visionary individual leadership in the development and/or implementation of a P3 project or service.
  • Effectiveness of the project or service that was delivered under the individual’s leadership.
  • All related projects or services must be in the United States.
  • Awards submissions are welcome from NCPPP members and non-members, however, preference will be given to NCPPP members.

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • A private sector individual whose outstanding leadership has helped (1) drive the success of a P3 project or service in the United States and/or (2) build a public-private partnership to develop and implement a successful P3 project or service in the United States.

Excellence in Individual Public Leadership

Excellence in Public Sector Leadership Award

For the Excellence in Public Sector Leadership Award, the following criteria apply:

  • Exceptionally innovative and visionary individual leadership in the development and/or implementation of a P3 project or service.
  • Effectiveness of the project or service that was delivered under the individual’s leadership.
  • All related projects or services must be in the United States.
  • Awards submissions are welcome from NCPPP members and non-members, however, preference will be given to NCPPP members.

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • A public sector individual whose outstanding leadership has helped (1) drive the success of a P3 project in the United States and/or (2) build a public-private partnership to develop and implement a successful P3 project or service in the United States.

NEW: Outstanding Legal Advisor

Outstanding Legal Advisor

For the Outstanding Legal Advisor award, the following criteria apply:

  • Evidence of contributions the advisor has made to a P3 project in lead legal advisor role in 2018, including any types of innovation and/or creative approaches introduced or promoted that had an impact on moving the P3 project forward.
  • All related projects or services must be in the United States.
  • Awards submissions are welcome from NCPPP members and non-members; however, preference will be given to NCPPP members.
  • The identified P3 project must be in post-procurement by November 19, 2018.

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • A law firm, representing either the public or winning concessionaire consortium or bidding team, whose legal expertise and support helped ensure (1) the success of a P3 project in the United States and/or (2) the development and successful implementation of a P3 project to in the United States.

NEW: Outstanding Technical Advisor

Outstanding Technical Advisor

For the Outstanding Technical Advisor award, the following criteria apply:

  • Evidence of contributions the advisor has made to a P3 project in lead technical advisor role in 2018, including any types of innovation and/or creative approaches introduced or promoted that had an impact on moving the P3 project forward.
  • All related projects or services must be in the United States.
  • Awards submissions are welcome from NCPPP members and non-members; however, preference will be given to NCPPP members.
  • The identified P3 project must be in post-procurement by November 19, 2018.

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • An advisor whose technical expertise and support helped ensure (1) the success of a P3 project in the United States and/or (2) the development and successful implementation of a P3 project to in the United States.

NEW: Outstanding Financial Advisor

Outstanding Financial Adviser

For the Outstanding Financial Adviser award, the following criteria apply:

  • Evidence of contributions the advisor has made to a P3 project in lead financial adviser role in 2018, including any types of innovation and/or creative approaches introduced or promoted that had an impact on moving the P3 project forward.
  • All related projects or services must be in the United States.
  • Awards submissions are welcome from NCPPP members and non-members; however, preference will be given to NCPPP members.
  • The identified P3 project must be in post-procurement by November 19, 2018.

Who should be nominated?

  • An advisor whose financial expertise and support helped ensure (1) the success of a P3 project in the United States and/or (2) the development and successful implementation of a P3 project to in the United States.

NEW: Outstanding Emerging Project

Outstanding Emerging Project

An emerging P3 project anticipated to set the standard for future P3 projects that exhibits extraordinary innovation and creativity in the form of concept, approach or use of technology.

For the Outstanding Emerging Project, the following criteria apply:

  • The P3 project (not design-build) must be in post-procurement by November 19, 2018.
  • All of the criteria in the overview tab.

Who should be nominated or apply?

  • A sponsoring agency, winning concessionaire consortium or bidding team of a dynamic, emerging P3 project.

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

“NCPPP recognizes those organizations and individuals that advance the concept and implementation of public-private partnerships across the country. We are proud to recognize innovators and leaders whose work serves as exemplary partnership models, particularly at a time when P3s are taking on a more prominent role in the United States.”

–NCPPP President Sandy Hoe


A complete list of winners is available to review below by year:

2017 Award Winners

Excellence in Public Leadership Award

Dominique Lueckenhoff, Acting Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III

Infrastructure Project Award

Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project—East End Crossing (Lewis and Clark Bridge)

  • Project Partners:
    • Indiana Finance Authority
    • Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Nossaman LLP
    • KPMG
    • WBV East End Partners
    • Walsh Investors, LLC
    • VINCI Concessions SAS
    • Bilfinger Berger PI International GmbH

North Tarrant Express

  • Project Partners:
    • Cintra
    • Meridiam
    • Ferrovial Agroman/Webber
    • Texas Department of Transportation
    • North Central Texas Council of Governments
Innovation Project Award

Residences at Government Center

  • Project Partners:
    • Fairfax County, Va.
    • Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    • Jefferson Apartment Group
    • SCG Development
    • Virginia Housing Development Authority

Michigan Department of Transportation’s Metro Region Freeway Lighting project

  • Project Partners:
    • Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Star America
    • Aldridge Electric
    • Nossaman LLP
    • KPMG
    • AECOM
Service Project Award

U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project

  • Project Partners:
    • Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise
    • Plenary Group
    • Ames Construction Inc./Granite Construction Company Joint Venture
    • HDR Engineering
    • Goldman Sachs

2016 Award Winners

EXCELLENCE IN INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

John G. Picerne, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Corvias Group

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT AWARD

Presidio Parkway

  • Project Partners:
    • Arup
    • California Department of Transportation
    • KPMG
    • Nossaman
    • Parsons Brinckerhoff
    • San Francisco County Transportation Authority
    • Sperry Capital

Grand Parkway Project

  • Project Partners:
    • CH2M, Inc.
    • Texas Department of Transportation/Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation
    • Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders Joint Venture

INNOVATION PROJECT AWARD

Transformational Mixed-Use Developments at Drexel University

  • Project Partners:
    • American Campus Communities
    • Drexel University

Lot 31 — The Darcy and The Flats at Bethesda Avenue

  • Project Partners:
    • Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Transportation
    • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
    • PN Hoffman
    • StonebridgeCarras

SERVICE PROJECT AWARD

NYC SAFE Disposal Program

  • Project Partners:
    • The New York City Department of Sanitation
    • Veolia North America

2015 Award Winners

The individual winners of the 2015 National Public-Private Partnership Awards are:

Leadership Award

  • Bryan Kendro, former Director, Office of Policy & Public Private Partnerships, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Adam Ortiz, Director, Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County, Maryland

The project winners (listed with the public and private partners) are:

Infrastructure Project Award

  • PortMiami Tunnel, Florida
    • Florida Department of Transportation
    • Nossaman
    • Ernst & Young
    • Parsons Brinckerhoff

Innovation Project Award

  • 495 Express Lanes, Virginia
    • Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
    • Federal Highway Administration
    • Transurban

Service Project Award

2014 Award Winners

The winners of the 2014 National Public-Private Partnership Awards are:

LEADERSHIP AWARD

Michael Cheroutes

Director, High Performance Transportation Enterprise, Colorado Department of Transportation


INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT AWARD  

200 Eye Street SE 

  • District of Columbia – Department of General Services
  • StonebridgeCarras, LLC
  • Bostonia Partners LLC

T-Bar Ranch Well Field Development and Delivery Project

  • City of Midland, Texas
  • Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1
  • Black & Veatch Corporation
  • Garney Construction
  • Parkhill, Smith and Cooper

INNOVATION PROJECT AWARD

UW South Lake Union Biomedical Research Campus

  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • NDC HEDC Public-Private Partnerships
  • Perkins+Will
  • Vulcan Real Estate, Inc.

SERVICE PROJECT AWARD

Arctic Research Support and Logistics Services (ARSLS) Project 

  • Arctic Sciences Section, Division of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
  • CH2M HILL Polar Services

Pittsburgh Peer Performance Solutions Project

  • Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
  • Veolia North America

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