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Public Private Partnerships (P3) Program

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is responsible for the development and implementation of a statewide program for project delivery through the Public Private Partnership (P3) Program as provided for under O.C.G.A. §§ 32-2-78 to -80 (2006) enacted at 2009 GA. Laws 976, 984-8. The P3 program may provide alternate delivery methods that could bring much-needed transportation projects to the State that would not be possible through traditional processes and existing funding.

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P3 projects leverage limited transportation funds by partnering with the private sector using innovative delivery method, such as Design-Build; Design-Build-Finance; Design-Build-Finance-Operate and Maintain and Availability Payments. Georgia now has a P3 framework that can attract new capital for projects while leveraging existing funding; capture private sector innovation; accelerate project delivery; encourage life cycle cost efficiencies; award based on best value not simply low price; shift risks from the State to the private sector where appropriate and provide greater costs certainty. The end result will be increased mobility and greater choice in travel options for the citizens of the State and the traveling public.

Announcements

I-285 & SR 400 Project Info

Document Category Date
RFQ Addendum 1 Request For Qualifications 11/24/14
Question and Answer Matrix Request For Qualifications 11/21/14
SR 400 CD Lanes Drawing Project Display 11/18/14
Status Update Project Document 11/6/14
RFQ Document Request For Qualifications 11/3/14
RFQ Forms Request For Qualifications 11/3/14
Presentation | Attendees List Industry Forum 10/8/14

A Public Private Partnership (P3) is a partnership formed by a public entity (Georgia DOT), and a private company or group of companies. Such a partnership allows the State to better allocate the limited resources we have for transportation projects by leveraging private sector innovation and capital.

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The Georgia DOT is required to identify and submit to the State Transportation Board a list of projects on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or otherwise identified, that should be considered for pursuit as Public Private Partnerships. That list is to be submitted to the State Transportation Board on July 31st of each odd numbered year. The goal is to identify those projects that afford the greatest gains in congestion mitigation or promotion of economic development for Georgia.

Screening Process

Once projects have been identified, they go through a rigorous screening process to determine their viability as a P3 project and identify how they compare to other projects under consideration. This allows for focused project development and effective use of the Department’s limited resources.

The screening process includes analysis of the following factors:

  • Project scope suitability
  • Project maturity
  • Financial feasibility
  • Potential value added from private sector involvement
  • Market interest
  • Institutional/political support
P3 Project Description Status
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Contacts

P3/Program Delivery Director
Joe Carpenter, P.E.
jcarpenter@dot.ga.gov
(404) 631-1928
State Innovative Delivery Engineer
Darryl D. VanMeter, P.E.
dvanmeter@dot.ga.gov
(404) 631-1703
P3 Administrator
Chip Meeks
cmeeks@dot.ga.gov
(404) 631-1300

General P3 inquiries may be sent to:

Office of Innovative Delivery
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
GeorgiaP3@dot.ga.gov