On November 1, 2012, the City of San Antonio adopted Public-Private Partnership (P3) Guidelines in order to facilitate and expand the use of P3s. These Guidelines are in accordance with the Texas Legislature enacting the Public and Private Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2011 under Chapter 2267 of the Texas Government Code.
In adopting the P3 Guidelines, the City is enacting an additional tool for developing capital improvement projects, using the Design-Build contract method. Under said guidelines, the City and a private entity (comprised of a single operator or a team) enter into a contractual agreement where the skills and assets of each sector (public and private) are shared in delivering a service or facility.
Public-Private Partnership (P3) Guidelines