Project Solutions

Public-Private Partnership

Maximizing certainty and minimizing risk.

The Public-Private Partnership (P3) delivery method maximizes certainty and minimizes risks for the client throughout the project's life-cycle. Costs, quality and scheduling can be guaranteed to the owner beginning at the planning stage and extending throughout the operating life, potentially all the way to decommissioning decades down the road. Becoming a P3 partner means you, as client or owner, are gaining a risk manager for the entire life-cycle, including project financing.

The P3s are typically large, long-term projects, usually in the areas of social and horizontal infrastructure freeway systems, groups of schools or large educational facilities, hospitals and wastewater treatment plants. P3s encompass planning, design, construction, commissioning and financing, and often operations and maintenance the entire project life-cycle. P3 is the newest form of project delivery method and P3s are making inroads throughout North America.

As a P3 project client or owner, you need much more than just a contractor or builder that knows how to build big. You're looking for:

  • A credible finance group that can be project concessionaire;
  • Understanding of risk in all its dimensions throughout the project life cycle, and the ability to manage those risks;
  • The ability to offer and meet cost certainty through all phases;
  • Financial strength, a credible track record of success in relevant projects, the willingness to be an owner of assets, and the certainty of being around for the long haul; and
  • The ability to work productively with partners, which stems from a sophisticated combination of expert people, the right attitude and leading processes, systems and technology.

These are steep requirements – and Graham brings all these key attributes to the table. We have extensive experience participating in and leading large, complex – and highly successful – P3s.