Photo/rendering of Howard County Circuit Courthouse Project

Howard County Circuit Courthouse Project

Hawkins represented Howard County, Maryland as owner’s lead counsel in connection with the procurement and negotiation of new circuit courthouse on a design-build-finance-operate-maintain basis.  Our P3 legal team played a central role in structuring the transaction, drafting the RFQ and RFP procurement documents, and drafting and negotiating the 30-year project agreement. The procurement process concluded with a simultaneous commercial and financial close and is widely regarded as a landmark event in the development of the U.S. P3 Social Infrastructure market. 

For a concise case study of the project’s procurement, please click HERE.

Client Howard County, Maryland
Role Owner’s Lead Counsel
Distinction First Major P3 Social Infrastructure Project in the Eastern United States
Delivery Method Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (P3)
Capital Cost $178 Million
Contract Value $400 Million
Contract Term 30 Years
Contract Counterparties Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, Star-America Infrastructure Partners; Clark Construction Group; HOK Architects; and Johnson Controls
Awards Best Social Infrastructure Project and Best Financial Structure for the P3 Awards 2019

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