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For large projects, VDOT’s policy is to evaluate multiple project-delivery options to identify the approach that generates best value for the Commonwealth. The following procurement options are under consideration for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion:

  • Design-build (“DB”)
  • Design-build-finance-operate-maintain (“DBFOM”)

VDOT has recent experience comparing these two approaches in procuring the $2.5 billion I-66 expansion outside the Beltway. Early in the procurement process, firms were asked to evaluate the project and submit non-binding indicative prices for applicable options. VDOT used this indicative pricing to understand bidders’ view of innovation opportunities available under each option and select the best-value delivery method.

VDOT anticipates using a similar approach to move forward with the HRBT procurement. In partnership with the Hampton Roads District Office, VDOT’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships is leading the process to evaluate these options in accordance with the PPTA Implementation Manual and Guidelines. A detailed-level screening is currently underway, supporting an anticipated request for a Finding of Public Interest in summer 2017 and the issuance of a Request for Qualifications in fall 2017.

These documents will be published at this site as they become available.