The Commonwealth of
Virginia enacted the Public-Private Education Facilities and
Infrastructure Act of 2002 in recognition of the need to
accelerate the procurement of public infrastructure and
governmental facilities that serve a public need and purpose.
The Act encourages public-private partnerships, which may
provide innovative alternatives to enhance the delivery, cost,
and financing options in acquiring, designing, constructing, and
otherwise procuring infrastructure and facilities.
As part of its
mission, the Ad Hoc Joint Facilities Planning Committee
(Committee) initiated the development of procedures, which are
required to be adopted before a government can accept proposals
submitted in accordance with the Act. The
were based on the model procedures adopted by the Commonwealth
of Virginia, and have been customized to meet the unique needs
of the Fauquier County School Board and Board of Supervisors.
The procedures have been extensively reviewed by the Committee
(which terminated December 31, 2003), School Board legal
counsel, County Attorney, County financial advisor, and the
Facilities Planning & Implementation Committee.
The School Board
adopted these procedures on March 8, 2004.