Pa Major Bridge Replacement And Rehab Initiative

Agency: State Government of Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • Y - Construction of Structures and Facilities
  • Z - Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property
Opps ID: NBD13138314650313302
Posted Date: Feb 22, 2021
Due Date: Mar 12, 2021
Solicitation No: DOTP32021RFI001
Source: Members Only
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Department for this solicitation: Procurement
Date Prepared: 02/22/21 Types: RFI
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Solicitation/Project#: DOTP32021RFI001 Solicitation/Project Title: PA Major Bridge Replacement and Rehab Initiative
Description: The Office of Public-Private Transportation Partnerships (P3 Office) of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to understand the level of interest in a progressive public-private transportation partnership (P3)approach and policy positions to replace up to nine major bridges across the Commonwealth(Project).
This RFI includes general background information related to the Project and is intended for individual firms or teams that have experience in developing and/or financing comparable transportation infrastructure projects and that may be interested in designing, building, financing, and maintaining the Project. This RFI is also intended to communicate PennDOT’s general goals and objectives for Project development.
Department Information
Department/Agency: Transportation Delivery Location: Harrisburg Pa
County: Dauphin Duration: 03/12/2021
Contact Information
First Name: Michael Last Name: Bonini
Phone Number:
(XXX-XXX-XXXX)
717-772-4664 Email: mbonini@pa.gov
Solicitation Information
Bids must be received by the purchasing agency on the Solicitation Due Date no later than the Solicitation Due Time as set forth in the solicitation. Any conflict between the dates and/or times contained in the solicitation itself or its attachments and this advertisement shall be resolved in favor of the solicitation.

Solicitation Start Date: 02/22/21
Solicitation Due Date: 03/12/21 Solicitation Due Time: 11:59 PM
Solicitation Opening Date: 03/15/21 Solicitation Opening Time: 8:00 AM
Opening Location: Harrisburg Pa
No. of Addendums: 0
Amended Date: 02/22/21
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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
PENNSYLVANIA MAJOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
AND REHABILITATION INITIATIVE
RFI Issuance Date: February 22, 2021
RFI Due Date: March 12, 2021
Keystone Building
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Table of Contents
1. Calendar of Events ......................................................................................................... 3
2. General Information ....................................................................................................... 3
A. Purpose of the RFI .............................................................................................. 3
B. Issuing Officer .................................................................................................... 3
C. Response Instructions.......................................................................................... 4
D. Meetings ............................................................................................................. 4
3. Project Details ................................................................................................................ 4
A. Background......................................................................................................... 4
B. Project Goals....................................................................................................... 5
C. Project Description.............................................................................................. 5
D. Status of Key Approvals and Anticipated Procurement Timeline......................... 8
4. Attachments ................................................................................................................... 9
A. Attachment A Response Template.................................................................... 9
B. Attachment B Trade Secret/Confidential Proprietary Information Notice ........10
1. Calendar of Events
Activity
Please monitor the eMarketplace website for all
communications regarding this Request for
Information (RFI).
www.eMarketplace.state.pa.us
Electronic responses must be submitted to
PennDOT as required in the Response Instructions
of this RFI (Section 2.C.)
Optional virtual meetings with Respondents
Responsibility Date
Respondents Ongoing
Respondents
PennDOT
No later than 11:59 PM
Eastern Standard Time on
March 12th, 2021 (“RFI
Due Date”)
Anticipated to occur 2
weeks after RFI Due Date
2. General Information
A. Purpose of the RFI
The Office of Public-Private Transportation Partnerships (P3 Office) of the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to
understand the level of interest in a progressive public-private transportation partnership (P3)
approach and policy positions to replace up to nine major bridges across the Commonwealth
(Project).
This RFI includes general background information related to the Project and is intended for
individual firms or teams that have experience in developing and/or financing comparable
transportation infrastructure projects and that may be interested in designing, building, financing,
and maintaining the Project. This RFI is also intended to communicate PennDOT’s general
goals and objectives for Project development.
This RFI does not constitute a request for qualifications (RFQ), a request for proposals (RFP), or
any other procurement document, nor does it represent a commitment to issue an RFQ or an RFP
in the future. This RFI does not commit PennDOT to any specific form of procurement or to
contract for any supply or service whatsoever.
Responding to this RFI is not a pre-requisite to participating in a future procurement process. A
Respondent may choose to not respond to this RFI and still participate in any subsequent RFQ or
RFP process for the Project. Respondents choosing to respond to this RFI will not, merely by
virtue of submitting such a response, be deemed to be “bidders” or “proposers” on the Project in
any sense, and no such Respondent will have any preference, special designation, advantage or
disadvantage whatsoever in any subsequent procurement process for the Project. Respondents
should not anticipate a response from PennDOT regarding submitted materials.
B. Issuing Officer
The sole point of contact for this RFI shall be the “Issuing Officer,” Mr. Michael Bonini,
PennDOT, Public-Private Transportation Partnerships Office, Commonwealth Keystone
Building, 400 North Street, 6th Floor East, Harrisburg, PA 17120, RA-
PDP3MAJORBRIDGES@pa.gov. All inquiries regarding this RFI shall be referred to the
Issuing Officer via e-mail.
C. Response Instructions
Respondents are asked to respond to the questions in Attachment A - Response Template in the
order and manner outlined in Section 4.A of this RFI. Respondents may submit additional
information that they determine to be relevant. Respondents should e-mail the Issuing Officer:
one (1) electronic PDF version of the written response and any relevant additional information
provided (in a searchable format). Responses must be submitted in conformance with this RFI
on or before the RFI Due Date set forth in Section 1 of this RFI. The subject line for all e-mailed
submittals must include “[Name of Respondent] - P3 Office Request for Information Response
Pennsylvania Major Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Initiative”. The submitted PDF
should also include the name and address of the Respondent in the body of the submission.
PennDOT will not pay for the preparation of any response nor for information submitted to
PennDOT or for PennDOT’s use of such information. PennDOT may, in its sole discretion, use
information provided in response to the RFI, however, PennDOT is not obligated to use any
information received as part of this RFI process.
Additional information regarding trade secret and confidential/proprietary information is set
forth in Attachment B Trade Secret/Confidential Proprietary Information Notice.
D. Meetings
Respondents shall indicate in their response to the questions set forth in Attachment A
Response Template whether they are willing to participate in a virtual one-on-one meeting with
PennDOT to provide additional feedback, information and materials to PennDOT. While
PennDOT currently anticipates that all one-on-one meetings will be conducted virtually due to
the COVID-19 pandemic, should meetings be held in-person, Respondents will be solely
responsible for all costs associated with travel and attendance. If PennDOT elects to hold one-
on-one meetings with any Respondents, as a general guideline such meetings will be arranged
within two (2) weeks of the RFI Due Date set forth in Section 1 of this RFI. PennDOT reserves
the right to meet with any, all, or none of the Respondents that indicate that they are willing to
participate in a virtual one-on-one meeting.
During virtual one-on-one meetings, Respondents may ask questions and PennDOT may provide
responses. However, any responses provided by PennDOT during such meetings are draft and
subject to change. PennDOT reserves the right to discuss with all Respondents any topics
identified and raised by another Respondent as part of its submission in order to obtain additional
feedback on issues presented, except to the extent that such disclosure would reveal the identity
of the Respondent or any material designated as defined in Attachment B Trade
Secret/Confidential Proprietary Information Notice.
3. Project Details
A. Background
4
With more than 25,000 Commonwealth-owned bridges, the Commonwealth has the third-largest
number of bridges in the nation and ranks fifth in the nation in the number of bridges classified
as being in poor condition. As of 2019, ten percent of the Commonwealth’s bridges are rated in
poor condition with the average age of bridges on the Commonwealth system over 50 years old.
Over the last several years, PennDOT has been very aggressive in addressing issues relating to
declining bridge condition, including through PennDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program,
improvements via the Rapid Bridge Replacement P3, and bridge repairs made as part of
PennDOT’s regular transportation improvement program. Through these initiatives PennDOT
has optimized the use of available federal and state funding sources in combination with
increased private sector participation to make significant progress toward reducing the
percentage of bridges rated in poor condition from 24 percent in 2008 to the current level.
This Project, referred to as the Major Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Initiative, is a
component of PennDOT’s forthcoming PAthways initiative to explore sustainable transportation
funding options in response to a growing highway and bridge funding gap. The PAthways
initiative will aim to provide travelers, residents, and businesses with high-quality transportation
infrastructure via alternative funding to address near- and long-term highway and bridge needs.
The principles guiding the major bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects, including
associated roadwork, to be included in Project consist of:
Inventorying all such major bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects to ensure
maximum consideration of viable candidate bridges and thus maximum positive effect of
the Project;
Applying reasonable user fees pursuant to 23 U.S.C. Section 129 that focus on recovering
construction, operations and maintenance costs while minimizing travel diversion;
Structuring project implementation and delivery in a way that captures and maximizes
efficiencies from progressive P3 delivery (such as, for instance, grouping bridges into
“packages” where it makes sense to do so);
Balancing geographic diversity to include bridges from across the Commonwealth; and
Mitigating disproportionate socioeconomic impacts.
B. Project Goals
PennDOT has established the following Project goals:
Accelerate the renewal of major bridges to ensure public safety,
Avoid time and financial impacts of travel diversion resulting from bridge restrictions
and closures due to bridge condition,
Help offset gas tax revenue losses, as identified by the Commonwealth Transportation
Advisory Committee (TAC) and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic,
Ensure users (including out-of-state traffic) contribute fairly to the replacement or
rehabilitation of the bridges based on usage, and
Create a sustainable funding model for the Commonwealth major bridges.
C. Project Description
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