Request for Proposals
Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT)
Georgia Department of Transportation
Submittal Deadline: 03/15/2011
The Georgia Department of Transportation is now scheduling one-on-one meetings for proposers interested in pursuing the master developer contract for the Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT) in downtown Atlanta. Georgia DOT has also issued a Project Information Memorandum to provide proposers with an updated overview of the project and the anticipated role of the master developer.
On August 31st GDOT released a revised Notice of Intent to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a master developer to design a new multi-modal passenger terminal. The announcement presents a streamlined procurement process, consisting of a single-phase approach utilizing an RFP alone. The RFP is anticipated to be issued on December 1, 2010, with proposals due approximately March 15, 2011 and selection targeted for May 1, 2011.
The Atlanta MMPT will serve as the hub for existing and proposed transportation networks serving metro-Atlanta and beyond, including MARTA rail and bus systems, regional express bus systems and the Georgia railroad network. It may also accommodate future transportation, including high speed rail, light rail and streetcar services. In addition to its transportation functions, the MMPT will also serve as a catalyst for one of the largest Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects in the US. “We are making steady progress in advancing the procurement process for the MMPT,” said Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance Smith, Jr. “We’ve reached a point where we’d like to begin interacting with the companies that are pursuing this project. This ensures that we’ll get proposals that most effectively address our needs and that we’re identifying all of the information to make that possible.”
One-on-one meetings are being scheduled from November 8 through November 10, 2010. At these meetings, GDOT will make available representatives who can speak to the various aspects of the project, including technical, financial and legal issues. It is the Department’s desire to meet with potential master developers who will be the lead members of proposer teams. Ideally, this includes companies with real estate development experience in delivering large, complex projects involving transportation components integrated with commercial, residential and retail development.
To schedule a one-on-one, interested parties are asked to contact Selena Helms, Georgia DOT’s Assistant P3 Administrator, at 404-631-1316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newly-issued Project Information Memorandum is available on the MMPT section of Georgia DOT’s web site. The section can be accessed directly at www.georgiap3.com/mmpt.