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P3s – The Context and Theory

12 February, 2019 @ 18 h 15 min - 19 h 30 min


The use of Public Private Partnerships as a procurement and implementation model for the last 15 years in BC. Through Partnerships BC, the provincial crown corporation 52 major infrastructure projects with a combined capital value of almost $18 billion are or have been delivered.

Public Private Partnerships are complex project models that push the boundaries of traditional project models by seeking to define the scope upfront and ensure that infrastructure maintenance is set up for the long term. There is also the complication of long term project finance and lender interests.

This session will provide a context for Public Private Partnerships, outlining what they are and what they are not. It will inform the audience on the mechanics of the model and how it relates to traditional project management. The session will also look at the drivers for each party around the transaction table. The Public Sector procuring authority, the private sector investor, the construction contractor and the long term service provider.


Tara Rogers is an accredited project management professional and has over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure development market. She recently joined AECOM as AFP Commercial Director.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Tara relocated to the UK, working for several investment banks, focusing on senior debt lending to infrastructure projects. In 2003, Tara moved to Vancouver and worked for Partnerships BC as a Project Director leading key procurements on their behalf. Tara then spent 10 years as a Bid Director with John Laing and Balfour Beatty where she led the team on several P3 projects both in Canada and the US.


February 12, 2019


Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
(Library Square Conference Centre, Alma VanDusen Room – lower level room)
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 6B1


Coffee/Refreshments: 6:15PM | Presentation and Q&A: 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Registration Fee:

Students: $5
CSCE Members: $5
Non-members: $15

Register now to reserve your spot, as seating space is limited!

Contact Luis Valenzuela at info@cscebc.ca for more details on this event.


12 February, 2019
18 h 15 min - 19 h 30 min


CSCE Vancouver Chapter


Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (Library Square Conference Centre, Alma VanDusen Room – lower level room)
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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