PPEA Working Group


Contributors and Staff

2009 Model PPEA Guidelines




Code of Virginia

General Assembly

Division of Legislative Services

Auditor of Public Accounts


Privacy Statement


The Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (the “PPEA”) grants responsible public entities the authority to create public-private partnerships for the development of a wide range of projects for public use if the public entities determine there is a need for the project and that private involvement may provide the project to the public in a timely or cost-effective fashion.

In passing the legislation, the General Assembly directed the Governor and the chairs of the House and Senate Committees on General Laws to facilitate the development of model guidelines to assist in the implementation of the PPEA. The Committee Chairs jointly established a working group consisting of members from state and local government, private entities, and other interested parties. That working group developed Model Guidelines, which became available on September 30, 2002. Subsequent amendments to the Act in 2005, 2006, and 2007, directed the chairs of the House Committee on General Laws and Senate Committees on General Laws and Technology to reconvene the working group to revise the Model Guidelines to incorporate substantive changes.

Senate Bill 1153, passed during the 2009 legislative session, provides for the annual review of the Model Guidelines by the working group to make revisions as needed and the development of best practices recommendations for use by public entities.

The 2009 Model Guidelines includes best practices recommendations that are indicated throughout in shaded italics.




NEW! 2009 Model Guidelines
PPEA Checklist
Suggested Public Private Partnership Commission Procedures