Solicitation #DTFH61-13-R-00018 was posted on FedBizOpps.gov on May 2, 2013. Selected firms will assist the DOT in evaluating the creditworthiness of projects, negotiating the financial terms and conditions in the credit agreements for Federal credit assistance, and providing post-closing financial services. The FHWA seeks well qualified firms with significant project finance expertise in the municipal bond, corporate bond, and commercial banking sectors, as well as specific experience in infrastructure financings advanced through public-private partnerships. In addition, firms offering to provide risk assessment services must have specific experience performing revenue assessments using probabilistic techniques, such as Monte Carlo simulation, to analyze the assumptions and values underlying project revenue forecasts. Firms offering to provide services in connection with the restructuring of TIFIA loans and bankruptcy filings must have significant experience providing restructuring services to lenders. The FHWA intends to award multiple ID/IQ contracts so that several firms will be available at any time to compete for task orders issued on behalf of the TIFIA credit program. The number of task orders issued will depend on the demand for Federal credit assistance. Generally, each upcoming credit transaction will result in a specific task order for financial services for assistance with the TIFIA Joint Program Office (JPO) project evaluation and may include optional tasks for assistance with legal negotiations and post-closing services. In addition, the FHWA may issue task orders for research and other special financial advisory services to assist in carrying out DOT credit program requirements. This will be a Full and Open Competition solicitation and responses will be due on June 4, 2013 by 12:00 PM ET.
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