The P3 office is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through October 31.
During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. Proposals can also include more efficient models to manage existing transportation-related services and programs.
The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure, but applications directly to the P3 board are also being accepted for non-PennDOT-owned assets during this time.
As part of the P3 law, if the seven-member board determines a state operation would be more cost-effectively administered by a private company, the company will be authorized to submit a proposal and enter into a contract to either completely or partially take over that operation for a defined period of time.
Meanwhile, the P3 office’s current legal advisors, Ballard Spahr and Allen and Overy, will see their contract expire in November. Firms including Nossaman, Mayer Brown and Elliott Greenleaf attended a recent optional pre-bid conference for the new mandate with bids due October 15. Whether this mandate applies to P3 projects already underway has not been determined.
The authority has also revealed that the final request for proposals (RFP) for the CNG fuelling stations P3 will be released to Clean Energy, GP Strategies and Trillium CNG in October or November, with proposals due January 4, 2016. A preferred bidder is expected to be announced in February or March 2016.
The Spire team, led by Missouri’s Laclede Group and included Parsons Brinckerhoff, withdrew from the contest in the spring after being shortlisted in January.