University of Iowa

Utility System Public-Private Partnership (P3)

Nationally, as well as in Iowa, institutions of public higher education continue to balance mounting budgetary pressures while providing a high-quality, affordable educational experience. In Iowa, the governor has asked the public universities to explore options that will allow them to discover additional resources through partnerships.

The University of Iowa is exploring new partnerships because there is a meaningful gap in available resources to help execute and support the UI's Strategic Plan 2016-2021, which was approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa in 2016.

A public-private partnership (P3) that aligns with the UI’s values, while adding long-term usefulness to utility assets, will improve the future for the university and outcomes for students and Iowans through investment into the core missions of teaching, research, and scholarship.



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Project Timeline

The overall timeline has several distinct timeframes, (RFQ, RFP, and allocation of resources), which will provide significant opportunity for campus feedback.


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