Next round of unsolicited bids opened by Pennsylvania

The Office of Public Private Partnerships at Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking unsolicited proposals from the private sector.

Its second period for unsolicited proposals for private-led transportation projects has been launched, running until the end of October.

Under the terms of the submissions, applications can be made by the private sector regarding projects and infrastructure owned by PennDOT, or transportation project applications that the private sector wants to submit directly to the P3 transportation partnership board.

This latest call for bids follows the first call which was made in May and resulted in two initiatives – from developer Site Acquisition Services and software firm Bentley Systems – being approved by the P3 office.

"The Public Private Partnership board recently approved two projects that the private sector submitted to us this spring, so this program is already yielding results,” said PennDOT secretary and P3 board chairman Barry J. Schoch.