PPPs are unique and come in myriad forms. Examples of major types of PPPs are operations and maintenance; operations, maintenance, and management; design-build; design-build-maintain; design-build- operate; design-build-operate-maintain; design-build-finance-operate- maintain; design-build-finance-operate-maintain-transfer; and turnkey. For these and other types of PPPs, duties/responsibilities for both public and private parties will differ.
Your Final Project for this course will be to craft a PPP solution for a common public-infrastructure problem. Everything you learn in this course will be relevant to your final course project, which is due at the end of Unit 9. For now, just become familiar with the assignment expectations.
Scenario: State X has a growing prison-infrastructure crisis. State prisons are at double capacity, while crime continues to rise. Meanwhile, county and municipal jails are maxed out, and the state cannot afford to keep transferring prisoners to out-of-state corrections facilities. Barring the option of releasing prisoners and relaxing the standards for criminal conviction, the state desperately needs new prisons. Moreover, existing facilities are falling apart increasingly below acceptable architectural and public-health standards but the state is facing a major budget deficit, and the public is opposed to spending much needed dollars on improving living standards for convicted criminals.
Write a 4-5 page paper outlining one or more possible PPP arrangements for remedying State’s growing prison-infrastructure problem.
In your paper:
Differentiate among the possible PPP types. Click here for summaries of major types of PPPs.
Discuss the pros and cons of possible solutions to the prison- infrastructure problem.
Make the case for selecting one solution over the others.
Detail a proposed financing structure for the arrangement selected.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
Length should be 4-5 pages, excluding cover page and references; in 10-12 point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable).
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
Appropriate citation style should be followed.