TxDOT issues Requests for information for two highway projects
TxDOT has received authority under Senate Bill 1420 to develop certain projects, including the SH 99 Grand Parkway project in the Houston area, as well as the I-35E Managed Lanes project in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through a public private partnership procurement process.TxDOT has issued a Request for Information (RFI) solely to obtain information to assist TxDOT on an administrative level. It does not constitute a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), a Request for Proposals (RFP) or other solicitation document nor does it represent a commitment to issue an RFQ or an RFP in the future.TxDOT is considering one of the following contract structures for both projects:• a full concession agreement,• an availability payment structure (with payments from toll revenues and government subsidies) or• a design/build agreement or design-bid-build agreements with traditional tax exempt toll revenue bonds.Grand ParkwayState Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway) is a proposed 180-mile circumferential highway traversing seven counties in the Greater Houston Area. It is divided into 11 Segments designated A through I-2.TxDOT intends to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on August 15th and a draft Request for proposals (RFP) on November 17th. One-on-One meetings will be held on July 18 - 20, 2011.See the RFI document here.