Update: Puerto Rico receives unsolicited proposals

Update: The Puerto Rico P3 Authority is hoping to launch bidding processes for two unsolicited proposals in the first quarter of next year.

Executive director Omar Marrero told P3 Bulletin that the process to bring the plans to market will occur following studies into the plans that are currently ongoing.

"Regarding the studies, they should be completed during the first quarter of 2018 and then start bidding processes," he said.

Yesterday, P3 Bulletin revealed that the government had received two P3 unsolicited proposals for energy and port projects.

American automaker and energy storage company Tesla has submitted an unsolicited proposal to develop solar panels and energy storage batteries in Puerto Rico.   

Global Ports Holding has also proposed a project to design, build, finance and operate six touristic ports in San Juan.      

The P3 Authority is now evaluating the economic and technical viability of the proposals, which will then be open to public consultation, before a final decision is made by the board of directors.    

In October, Omar Marrero head of Puerto Rico’s P3 authority, told P3 Bulletin that they see opportunities in energy, water, waste water and waste management facilities as well as telecom.


An interview with Marrero will feature in the December edition of P3 Bulletin.