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Date Published: 2013-07-30

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Request for Qualifications Process Open for Project NEON

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LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is proud to announce the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Project NEON - P3, a capital improvements project along I-15 from the Sahara Avenue Interchange to the US 95/I-515 Interchange in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project is being procured using a Public-Private Partnership (P3) agreement.

Interested proposer teams can submit qualifications to develop, design, build, finance, operate and maintain freeway and major street connection improvements for the project under an availability payment concession. The RFQ may be downloaded via the "Doing Business" section of NDOT's Website, obtained in hardcopy from NDOT Agreement Services, 1263 S Stewart Street, Suite 101, Carson City, Nev. 89712, or by calling (775) 888-7070.

Contact with NDOT staff, other than those in Agreement Services, regarding these services will not be allowed during the procurement period. Questions must be submitted in writing to Agreement Services, 1263 S. Stewart St., Room 101, Carson City, Nev. 89712 or emailed to agreeservices@dot.state.nv.us and received by 3 p.m., on Aug. 23, 2013. Following receipt of Statements of Qualifications, NDOT intends to shortlist up to four proposer teams to respond to a Request for Proposals.

The schedule for the RFQ is as follows:

  • Issue RFQ:                   July 30, 2013
  • SOQ Due Date:            Sept. 26, 2013 (at or before 3 p.m. PST)
  • Shortlist Notice:           Oct. 29, 2013

Use of a P3 is historical for NDOT and the State of Nevada and will allow several phases of Project NEON to be completed safely, quickly and efficiently, with the least amount of interruption to the traveling public. Availability payments are a means of compensating a private concessionaire for its responsibility to design, construct, operate, and/or maintain a roadway for a set period of time. These payments are made by a public project sponsor (NDOT, using fuel tax revenue) based on milestones or facility performance standards. The primary features of Project NEON's initial improvement will include building a one-mile, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) bridge connecting I-15 to U.S. 95, creating a new HOV interchange, reconstructing the Charleston/I-15 interchange and local street upgrades.

About Project Neon

Project NEON is one of the most important and most ambitious undertakings in NDOT history. The multi-phase, multi-year project will boost safety, mobility and accessibility in the most heavily traveled corridor in the state. Nearly 250,000 vehicles a day use the 3.7-mile stretch from the US 95/I-15 interchange in downtown Las Vegas to Sahara Avenue. Project NEON is essential to the progression of Las Vegas transportation, economic development and quality of life. As a 20-plus year program of improvements, Project NEON is also expected to create hundreds of planning and engineering jobs and thousands of construction jobs over its lifetime, thus improving the local economy. For more information on Project NEON, please log on to Project NEON's Website