Public/Private Partnerships (PPEA)

The Public-Private Educational Facilities Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) allows the acquisition, design, construction, improvements, renovations, expansion, equipment, maintenance and/or operation of eligible projects by private parties through obtaining review and approval of a public entity that holds the authority to provide the aforementioned actions for the proposed project.

The Authority adopted a PPEA Procedure Guideline for consideration of solicited or unsolicited PPEA proposals. Criteria for review and consideration are outlined in the procedur​e guidelines​.​


Public/Private Partnerships:

Ivy CreekIvy Creek Sanitary Sewer Proposal​

Project Number — 2020-043

Project Type — Public/Private Partnerships (PPEA)

Project Status — Public notice of unsolicited proposal acceptance.​

Scope — ​ In accordance with the Public Private Educational Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002  ("PPEA"), the Bedford Regional Water Authority (the "Authority") has received a proposal for review from Garney Companies, Inc. for the design and construction of the Ivy Creek Interceptor and construction of the Route 460 Pump Station. The Ivy Creek Interceptor being a sewer extension from the Forest service area to the City of Lynchburg to provide expanded public wastewater service through a gravity interceptor as defined in a preliminary engineering report entitled ‘Ivy Creek Interceptor Divisions 5 and 6 PER’ and dated February 10, 2020. The Route 460 Pump Station being a water booster station designed for construction on East Crest Drive in Bedford, Virginia to transmit flow between the Lakes, Forest, and Central water service areas.

The Authority intends to evaluate the proposal, may negotiate a comprehensive agreement with the proposer based on the proposal, and will accept for simultaneous consideration any competing proposals that comply with the procedures adopted by the Authority and the provisions of the PPEA.

The non-proprietary sections of the Garney Companies, Inc. proposal along with the Authority’s PPEA procedures and the preliminary engineering report are available for download from the Authority’s website at

Bid Open Date — Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Bid Opening Location — 1723 Falling Creek Road Bedford, Virginia  24523

Description — Please see attached documents for further information.​


Project Documents



Bedford Regional Water Authority
1723 Falling Creek Road • Bedford • VA 24523

Pubic Private Partnerships (PPEA) Updated