Nearly a year after enacting comprehensive legislation allowing public-private partnerships, the State of California is preparing to begin a procurement process for its first project under the law, the Doyle Drive project in San Francisco.
Doyle Drive: moving closer
The road, already 73 years old, is near the end of its useful life and vulnerable to earthquakes, according to a consultant’s report for the project issued 19 January. The state would like to find a private sector partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an upgraded version of Doyle Drive, which will then be re-named Presidio Parkway.
The total cost of the project has previously been estimated at $954 million, according to the report.
Statements of qualifications for the project are tentatively scheduled to be due by 1 March and qualified bidders are scheduled to be announced on 18 March, according to the notice of intent.