Public-Private Partnership (P3) Infrastructure Oversight Commission

About the P3 Commission

Public-private partnerships allow for the sharing of resources to finance, design, build, operate, and maintain transportation infrastructure projects and are especially effective when limited financial resources are available.

In 2016 the New Hampshire Legislature passed Senate Bill 549, establishing a Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Oversight Commission (RSA 228:109-115). This Commission shall consider and recommend to the Commissioner of Transportation projects that may be suitable for delivery using design-build-finance-operate-maintain or design-build-operate-maintain services. The Commission shall also act as an advisory board during the execution of a public-private partnership project, supporting the Department in the development of a request for proposals and in the preparation of agreements for public-private partnership projects.

The duties of the Commission state that a process for the submission and evaluation of public-private partnership projects must be established, for both projects proposed by the Department of Transportation (solicited proposals), and by other entities (non-solicited proposals).

Next Meeting

  • To be announced.

Membership, Meetings and Minutes

Dover-Portsmouth Bus Terminals RFP Update - May 17, 2021:

NHDOT has made the decision to exercise its right to cancel the Request for Proposals for the Long-Term Lease/Concession Agreement of the Dover and Portsmouth Bus Terminals (RFP DOT 2020-01) in accordance with Section 7.9 Non-Commitment. The Department may revisit this decision in the future and determine the best path forward, which may include soliciting proposals under a new acquisition process.

Documents on Projects under Consideration

Dover-Portsmouth Bus Terminals

Spaulding Turnpike Service Area

Public-Private Partnership (P3) – Call for Projects 2018/2019

The following Letters of Interest were received and initially reviewed by the P3 Oversight Commission on January 9, 2019:

Milford-Bennington Railroad Co (MBRX) Proposed Tourism Train between Wilton, NH and Greenfield, NH

Town of Tilton Proposal for Sidewalks, Crosswalks and Improved Connectivity

Gary LeBlanc - Biking Tourism Attraction (Conway Branch)

Marquis - Soundwalls

Public-Private Partnership (P3) – Call for Projects 2017/2018

The following applications were received and reviewed by the P3 Oversight Commission-2017/2018

Full Service Rest Area off I-93, Exit 23, submitted by Alex Ray, Rusty McLear and Brad Pernaw

Scenic Overlook off NH Route 11, Gilford, NH, submitted by Mike Izard of the Lakes Region Planning Commission

Rest Areas, Welcome Centers (long term concession agreements) and privatizing the Turnpike System, submitted by Andrew J. Warcaba & Associates, Inc. as agent for John Laing, Subcon, Inc., and Love's

Parking Structure/Transit Terminus off I-293, Exit 6 (reconfigured), submitted by Ken Rhodes for The DEKA/HITCHCOCK Consortium

Proposal for Concord Coach to take over the lease and operating agreements, as well as the complete operational and capital considerations and costs for the terminal at Exit 5 and Exit 2, to include paid parking, submitted by Benjamin Blunt for Concord Coach Lines, Inc.

Truck Stop off Route 16, Spaulding Turnpike, submitted by Ziad Lababidi

Privatization of the Dover and Portsmouth Bus Terminals, submitted by Jalbert Leasing, Inc., dba C&J Bus Lines