dcs advisory Experts team

government administration infrastructure

Daniel Dean

Vienna, Austria

LLoyd Richardson

Washington NC, USA

Meet Our Government Administration Infrastructure Experts Team!

social infrastructure

government administration facilities


SECTORS covered

Governments at all levels, including federal/national, provincial/state and regional/metropolitan/local, generally require a vast network of "government administration" infrastructure assets and facilities in order to carry out all government public service and administration mandates.  In most democratic societies, elected governments generally have a responsibility to provide their taxpayer constituents with a certain level of quality and taxpayer value related to the services government is providing.  Government administration infrastructure includes the infrastructure facilities related to administrative offices of a wide range of different ministries, departments, cabinets, public authorities, magistrates and other similar governmental subdivisions.  These facilities are required to provide offices and workspaces for officials and staff within each governmental subdivisions to efficiently carry out the public service services and functions.   These facilities also can include court and judiciary facilities; government training, research, laboratory and diagnostic facilities; maintenance facilities; staff accommodations; and, dining facilities.  In any case, the extent to which any government can fulfill its public service and function objectives, depends on the adequacy, functionality, quality and maintenance of the physical building and related infrastructure that such activities are performed within.  Government administrative facilities may be publicly or privately owned, operated and maintained.  The mix between public and private ownership and operations of each category of government administration facility varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  

To be clear, the topic of "government administration infrastructure" does not include any element of the governmental services and functions which occur within the respective facilities.  "Government administration infrastructure" involves the planning, design, financing, operations and maintenance of governmental administration office and service buildings, courthouses, judiciary buildings and related facilities and assets. Auxiliary assets related to government administrative facilities can include assets such as interior and exterior furnishings; parking facilities; building heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) systems and/or campus district heating and cooling plants and systems; power plants and electricity, water and gas distribution facilities; communications networks and systems; maintenance facilities; restricted entry, security and surveillance systems and facilities; food/dining services; and in some cases, staff housing, childcare and fitness facilities, and other similar facilities for officials and staff.  The functional design and operation of each type of government administration facility needs to accommodate the exact government function and related activities that occur within the respective type of facility.  

DCS experts can assist both public and private sector clients in evaluating, planning, financing, developing, constructing, operating and managing all types of government administrative facility infrastructure assets.

In the government administration infrastructure segment, DCS experts can add significant value through application of innovative technologies and processes, and public-private partnerships.  Our advisory services help our clients align the capabilities of private sector capital, innovation, "know-how", efficiencies, life-cycle operational and maintenance discipline, and management resources with the societal objectives of providing access to highly functional, high-quality and well-maintained public safety facilities.  Our experts also have significant experience and competence in delivering social infrastructure assets under various development, financing, operating and ownership models, including Design-Build (D-B), Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Design-Build-Finance (DBF), Operations & Maintenance (O&M), Design-Build-Transfer (DBT), Design-Build-Operate-Transfer (DBOT), Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM), Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM), Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO), Design-Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (DBOOT), and similar variations.  We also have significant experience advising on public-private partnership (P3) within the infrastructure/social infrastructure space.  Our broad and global experience also includes all forms of P3 models, under a regulated or deregulated user fee regimes, long-term availability payment, user-fee and hybrid concession and/or lease transactions.

Within the government administration infrastructure segment DCS experts maintain relationships with related project consultants and participants including: both international and local legal advisors; technical, engineering and environmental/social advisors, economic/market consultants; contractors, vendors and technology providers; strategic and financial equity sponsors; lenders (including commercial lendersinternational/development financial institutions (IFIs/DFIs), Export Credit Agencies and Export-Import Banks (ECA/Ex-IMs), institutional lenders, bond funds and investment banks) and credit rating agencies (if applicable).  We are always prepared and highly experienced in taking on a lead transaction advisory or project/program management role where we coordinate and manage (in some cases, procure and retain via subcontract) various technical, legal and other consultants required for the project.  On behalf of our clients we are also prepared and accustomed to leading and concluding negotiations with governmental/public sector or equity sponsors, contractors and venders, lenders, rating agencies and regulators, as may be relevant for a given project.

In many client cases, there may also be a significant nexus between government administration infrastructure facilities and other sectors that we specialize in, such as technology and telecommunications (urban mobility, intelligent transportation systems), transportation (parking facilities and systems, rail, bus and shuttle systems), real estate (mixed-use, shared-use, transit-oriented development), and others, as relevant.  We are prepared to bring our complementary expertise in these other sectors to our government administration sector clients, as their specific project may benefit.  There may be many collaborative partnership opportunities between diverse companies and public and private service providers, who may also have synergistic objectives and opportunities related to government administration infrastructure assets and systems.  We can help our clients expand the horizons of their project and analyze and understand synergistic economic and commercial impacts related to government administration infrastructure assets and services.  This will help forge potential new innovative partnerships with both private and public sector parties, where significant added-value can be realized.  

Please click on the below links to learn more about the specific services related to the government administration infrastructure segment that DCS experts can offer:​

DCS focuses on providing the above services in the government administration infrastructure sector to the following categories of clients: