PennDOT moving forward with Major Bridge P3 Initiative procurement process

Sept. 21, 2021

Three teams will be invited to submit proposals competing to enter into a P3 with PennDOT

The Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office announced that three teams will be invited to submit proposals competing to enter into a public-private partnership (P3) with PennDOT to administer the Major Bridge P3 Initiative.

PennDOT said in a press release that the public involvement and environmental review process is continuing on candidate bridges through the initiative.

"Combined with potential federal and state action on transportation investments, this initiative will ensure critical projects are completed while also freeing resources for other projects," PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said in a statement. "Based on our state's past P3 projects we expect significant opportunities for Pennsylvania companies to work on this initiative and the other projects it makes possible."

PennDOT says teams were selected based on criteria including experience and technical approach to carry out the project; their relevant experience and qualifications of key personnel; their investment and financial experience; and their overall understanding of the project and their approach to deliver all project requirements. 

All construction work is mandated to be performed by contractors prequalified for work in Pennsylvania. Additionally, at least 65% of the construction work will be subcontracted to other firms that are prequalified for work in the state.

The teams invited to submit proposals are:

  • Bridging Pennsylvania Partners, comprised of: Macquarie Infrastructure Developments LLC; Shikun & Binui Concessions USA Inc.; STV Incorporated; FCC Construccion, S.A.; Shikun & Binui – America Inc; and SAI Consulting Engineers Inc;
  • Keystone Pathway Developers, comprised of: Kiewit (Development Company, Engineering Group Inc., and Infrastructure Co., dba Keystone Pathway Constructors); Star America PA Bridges LLC; and Urban Engineers Inc.; and
  • Keystone Pathways Mobility Partners, comprised of: Cintra Infrastructures SE, Itinera Infrastructure and Concessions Inc.; Halmar International LLC and North Tarrant Infrastructure LLC (unincorporated joint venture); Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.; and KS Engineers, P.C.

The private development entity ultimately chosen for the P3 will enter into a pre-development agreement to work with PennDOT to finalize the design and packaging of the final bridges to be built, financed, and maintained. Each package will include select bridges and associated infrastructure, including tolling infrastructure, gantry structures, and toll buildings for each bridge which is advanced in the program.


SOURCE: Pennsylvania DOT

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