The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) has published a second Request for Information (RFI) for the Hudson Tunnel project. In August 2017, GDC sought private sector interest in and feedback on project risks, innovative financing methods, and procurement strategies for the construction of a new Hudson River Tunnel (HRT) and the rehabilitation of the existing North River Tunnel (collectively the Hudson Tunnel Project), a two-track rail tunnel which connects North Bergen, New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan.
The purpose of this second RFI is receive additional feedback based on increased preliminary engineering since the initial RFI published in August 2017. It solicits additional feedback from the market on topics including early work, ancillary revenue opportunities, project site conditions, civil works lifecycle maintenance, procurement methodology and contracting, and labor and supplier diversity.
The RFI documents indicates that the GDC is considering a public-private partnership model for the project, with questions mentioning long-term maintenance responsibilities.
Responses are invited until 21 August 2018. GDC has also invited interested firms to attend an Industry Information Session on the project on 31 July 2018.