Colorado seeks P3 legal consultants for I-70 project

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Colorado seeks P3 legal consultants for I-70 project

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The Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), a division of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with the CDOT Office of Major Project Development and the Bridge Enterprise has issued a requests for proposals (RFP) from qualified firms interested in P3 counsel services for the Interstate 70 East PPP project.

The contract will have a duration of 5 years.

CDOT, HPTE and BE seek to identify a law firm qualified to provide legal advice to HPTE and its interdisciplinary team of technical, engineering and financial professionals on the application of a P3 for the Interstate 70 East Project.

The Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) announced in February 2013 its intent to award the contract for the Financial Advisory Services for the I-70 East Project to Macquarie Capital.

The P3 Counsel will be selected based upon a number of criteria, including the respondent's demonstrated competence, experience, knowledge, qualifications, written and verbal communication skills, among others.

The selected proposer's attorneys will work with the Colorado Attorney General's Office as Special Assistant Attorney General.

The I-70 East project corridor extends through the eastern portion of the City and County of Denver. The current project limits extend (in abbreviated form) from the intersection of I-70 and I-25 east to Tower Road, a distance of approximately 11 miles. This portion of I-70 also intersects several railroad lines, I-270 and I-225.

The purpose of the project is to implement a transportation solution that improves safety, access and mobility. The need for the project results from the following issues:

  • Increased transportation demand
  • Limited transportation capacity
  • Safety concerns; and
  • Transportation infrastructure deficiencies

Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 31 July 2014. The contract is expected to be awarded in early September 2014.

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