11.01.17.03

.03 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Budget Committees” has the meaning stated in State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) “Department” means the Maryland Department of Transportation.

(3) “Industry forum” means a pre-solicitation information gathering event that may include public and private sector participants.

(4) “Industry review meeting” means a meeting during the solicitation process with shortlisted private entities.

(5) “Modal Administrations” means the State Highway Administration, the Maryland Transit Administration, the Maryland Aviation Administration, the Maryland Port Administration, and the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

(6) “Multi-step solicitation process” means a public-private partnership solicitation process that includes some or all of the following steps:

(a) Issuance of a request for qualifications;

(b) Preproposal conference; issuance of a draft request for proposals;

(c) Industry review meetings; and

(d) Issuance of a final request for proposals.

(7) “Private entity” has the meaning stated in State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(8) “Program” means the structure, process, methodology and terms and conditions applicable to the Department’s development, solicitation, evaluation, award, and delivery of transportation public infrastructure assets for which it is responsible in accordance with State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A -101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(9) “Public infrastructure asset” has the meaning stated in State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(10) “Public notice of solicitation” has the meaning stated in State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(11) “Public-private partnership” has the meaning stated in State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(12) “Public-private partnership candidate concept application” means the documentation that must be submitted to the Steering Committee to initiate and inform a high-level review of a public-private partnership concept generated from within the Department.

(13) “Reporting agency” has the meaning stated in State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(14) “Responsibility determination” has the meaning stated in State Finance and Procurement Article, §10A-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(15) “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

(16) “Shortlisted private entity” means a private entity that has been both qualified based on its response to a request for qualifications and selected as one of the highest qualified private entities, allowing them to continue in the solicitation process.

(17) “Steering Committee” is the Transportation Public-Private Partnerships Steering Committee established to advise the Secretary on the structure and implementation of the Department’s Program and comprised of Department and other State employees identified by the Secretary.