Programs and Partnerships

P3 Initiatives

Program Update

March 10, 2013 – Solar Project P3-12-02 closes, with no proposals submitted.

February 22, 2013 – ReSOURCE Project P3-13-01 Request for Proposal is released to the public.

February 7, 2013 –- Notice of Intent to Award submitted to Vintage Partners.  Negotiation of Pre-Development Agreement begins.

December 19, 2012 – Solar Project P3-12-02 Request for Proposal is released to the public

November 1, 2012 – First P3 Advisory Council Meeting

October 15, 2012 –- Request for Comprehensive Proposal released to Red Development and Vintage Partners, the short-listed Proposers from the Request for Conceptual Proposal released in April.

April 5, 2012 –- Governor Brewer signs legislation that allows for enforcement of tolls and clarifies ADOT’s authority.

April 4, 2012 –- Flagstaff Facility Project P3-12-01 Request for Qualifications and Conceptual Proposal is released to the public.  This is the first P3 Project released by ADOT. 

August 18, 2011 –- ADOT announces that the suspension of unsolicited proposals (in Maricopa County) is lifted for highways projects that require the implementation of tolls.  

July 13, 2009 – Governor Brewer signs into law HB 2396, which allows the Arizona Department of Transportation to use public-private partnerships as a tool to address Arizona’s transportation requirements.

The Office of P3 Initiatives is using an assortment of best practices and lessons learned from other states and jurisdictions around the country as the basis for building a strong Arizona P3 program.  We are focused on the strategic development of ideas where engaging the private sector may enable an outcome that is more efficient, cost effective, sustainable, or innovative.

Key aspects include continuous communication and outreach efforts, public input, coordination with regional and local governments, and long-term financial viability.  The Office of P3 Initiatives will coordinate a strong external communications and outreach strategy into the overall program to ensure a transparent process that involves the public and key stakeholders.

We are hard at work managing our current Flagstaff facility P3 project, reviewing unsolicited project proposals and preparing them for open solicitation, analyzing potential projects based on the Department's Five-Year Plan and Long-Range Plan, and identifying additional non-highway P3 project potentials. 

We also continue to engage in outreach meetings, conferences, and presentations to local elected officials, regional Councils of Governments (COGs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and various other groups and organizations.  The goal is to convey program information and strengthen public understanding of P3 opportunities.  If you would like to request a P3 program presentation for your group, please send an email request to