Public Private Partnerships in Virginia | Commonwealth Contractor

General contractor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. offers a successful track record with a variety of public-private projects across Virginia. rnrnThe March issue of Commonwealth Contractor Magazine explains how this alternative procurement tool works. rnrnAs a case study, the article cites a recent parking structure in Winchester that was procured using Virginia’s PPP model procedures. This seven-story parking deck was built by Howard Shockey & Sons.rnrnFrom the article… rnrnPublic-private partnerships (PPP) are one way that private sector expertise can be brought to bear on public projects. In comparison to traditional procurement and delivery methods, a public-private partnership may offer more financing flexibility, lower project costs, a quicker project schedule and a more collaborative process with the design-build option.rnrn“We were certainly interested when we received the unsolicited proposal. With a traditional procurement process