Pennsylvania DOT accepting unsolicited proposals for P3 transportation projects

Updated Apr 13, 2015

PennDOT logoContractors have until April 30 to submit unsolicited proposals for transportation projects to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) ( This is the first of two unsolicited proposal periods for 2015.

Infrastructure and PennDOT-owned projects are the primary focus for this open period, but proposals for “non-PennDOT-owned assets” also can be submitted until April 30.

PennDOT seeks “efficient models to manage transportation-related services programs” and “innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports.”

The state’s Public Private Transportation Board, comprised of seven members, approve projects if it determines a private company can run a “state operation” more efficiently. There are basic types of P3 projects: New Build Facilities that add capacity with new projects; and Existing Facilities that improve current projects.

Details on the submission process are available at The next open proposal period is set for October.