The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (“ANRC”) issued a news release stating that the White River Irrigation District (“District”) has issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) regarding the Grand Prairie Irrigation Project P3 (“Project”).

The District Project is a collaboration with the ANRC and United States Army Corps of Engineers.

The RFI is related to a prospective future solicitation to:

Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain (“DBFOM”) the remaining project elements of the Grand Prairie Irrigation Project (“Project”) and very Public-Private Partnership (“3P”) arrangement.

The June 6th RFI also states that it is seeking the industry’s perspective and feedback on identified questions and to provide an opportunity for industry input on the overall transaction structure for the Project. The information contained in response to the RFI is being solicited to help the District’s planning and development efforts, and help confirm or refine the District’s project procurement, financing and delivery approach, and may result in the launch of a formal procurement.

The RFI addresses:

  • The purpose of the RFI
  • Grand Prairie Irrigation Project Overview
  • Technical Considerations
  • Public-Private Project Delivery
  • Conditions for the Submission of Information

Appendix A of the RFI includes a questionnaire.

The ANR news release also notes that an “Industry Forum” is scheduled June 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Little Rock in regard to the RFI.

Information regarding registration and location can be found in the news release.

A copy of the news release can be downloaded here.

A copy of the RFI can be downloaded here.