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Public-Private Partnership

Based on the letters of interest submitted, the Commission is considering developing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to advance potential concepts for rest area projects and transit facility/parking projects. Pursuant to RSA 228:109, the Commission held a public hearing on Friday, March 23, 2018. The public was invited to attend and provide comments on whether the public-private partnership is the appropriate procurement method for the proposed projects. Additional public comment shall be accepted for 30 days following the publicly noticed hearing on March 23, 2018 by writing to: Public-Private Partnership (P3) Infrastructure Oversight Commission, c/o Kathleen Mulcahey-Hampson, 7 Hazen Drive, PO Box 483, Concord, NH 03302-0483 OR emailing to the following address:

The next P3 Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10 am, in Room 114, at the DOT Offices at 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

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

Letters of Interest Received | Membership, Meetings and Minutes

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. 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).

As a first step in the process, the Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Oversight Commission is soliciting project proposals that may be suitable candidates for design-build-finance-operate-maintain or design-build-operate-maintain services. Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Interest (LOI). These letters are completely non-binding, but will be used by the Commission to establish the appropriate process and framework by which to evaluate and advance projects.

Following review of the project proposals, the Commission will contact applicants to communicate the next steps in the process.

Letters of interest (LOI) should be mailed to:

Kathleen Mulcahey-Hampson, NHDOT liaison to the Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Oversight Commission
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
John O. Morton Building
7 Hazen Drive, PO Box 483
Concord, NH 03302-0483


Electronic Submission:
Scan and e-mail a .pdf copy of the LOI to:
Please put (PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP LOI) in the subject line.

Deadline for letters of interest is Friday January 5, 2018 at 4:00pm.
Failure to meet the LOI submission deadline will result in the application not being accepted.

Letters of Interest Received

The following applications were received by the deadline (January 5, 2018) and will be reviewed by the P3 Oversight Commission beginning January 19, 2018.

  • Full Service Rest Area off I-93, Exit 23, submitted by Alex Ray, Rusty McLear and Brad Pernaw.
    Letter of Interest, and supporting documents.
  • Scenic Overlook off NH Route 11, Gilford, NH, submitted by Mike Izard of the Lakes Region Planning Commission.
    Letter of Interest and supporting documents.
  • 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.
    Letter of Interest and supporting documents.
  • Parking Structure/Transit Terminus off I-293, Exit 6 (reconfigured), submitted by Ken Rhodes for The DEKA/HITCHCOCK Consortium. Letter of Interest and supporting documents.
  • 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. Letter of Interest and Attachment A.
  • Truck Stop off Route 16, Spaulding Turnpike, submitted by Ziad Lababidi. Letter of Interest
  • Privatization of the Dover and Portsmouth Bus Terminals, submitted by Jalbert Leasing, Inc., dba C&J Bus Lines.
    Letter of Interest and supporting documents.

Membership, Meetings and Minutes

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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