Privately owned businesses have until the end of the month to submit unsolicited proposals to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3).
PennDOT announced on Thursday that it is accepting proposals from the private sector on innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports.
The P3 office holds these proposal periods every April and October. The state’s P3 law allows PennDOT and other transportation authorities and commissions to partner with private companies to participate in delivering, maintaining, and financing transportation-related projects.
Businesses use the period to propose work on projects and infrastructure owned by the department. PennDOT’s Public Private Transportation Partnership Board can enter into a contract with the entity if the proposal would be most cost-effectively administered by a private company, according to a press release from PennDOT.
Businesses can also submit applications on more efficient models to manage existing transportation related services and programs as well as projects associated with non-PennDOT-owned assets.
The proposal period ends Oct. 31 and the next unsolicited proposal acceptance period will be held next April.
Instructions on how to submit a project and information on the unsolicited proposal review process can be found on the state’s P3 website.