Patricia de la Peña has over two decades of experience representing both the public and private sectors. Ms. de la Peña assists public and private infrastructure project owners in developing procurement documents, drafting and negotiating contract and procurement documents, contract administration, and advising clients with respect to public-private partnership insurance issues. During her career, she has provided a wide range of legal services, including litigation, drafting, and commenting on legislation and administrative rules, and testifying before the Texas State Legislature.
Texas Department of Transportation – North Tarrant Express Segments 3A & 3B Project. Lead Nossaman attorney responsible for drafting and negotiating the Facility Agreement and related documents for the North Tarrant Express Segments 3A & 3B Project between the Texas Department of Transportation and NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3 LLC. The North Tarrant Express Segments 3A & 3B Project is a $1.6 billion project that includes the design and construction of tolled managed lanes and general purpose lanes in north Fort Worth. Ms. de la Peña assisted the Department with commercial close, which occurred in March 2013, and is currently advising the Department regarding pre-financial close and contract administration issues.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – Statewide Toll System Integration and Maintenance. Nossaman attorney advising the Department on contract administration issues for the Statewide Toll System Integration and Maintenance Agreement between the Department and TransCore, LP for the development, installation, integration, testing and maintenance of future and existing open road toll collection systems around the State of Texas.
Texas Department of Transportation – North Tarrant Express Project. Key member of the team advising the Department regarding the procurement for the North Tarrant Express Project in Forth Worth, a public-private partnership project. The project is a 52-year term project that includes reconstruction of existing non-tolled lanes, addition of new managed lanes, related frontage roads, installation of tolling infrastructure, as well as operations and maintenance. Drafted the request for proposals, reviewed technical exhibits, and was one of the attorneys primarily responsible for drafting the contract documents and preparing responses to written questions from proposers. Served in an advisory role during the proposal evaluation process and participated in negotiations with the selected proposer to finalize the contract documents. The $2.02 billion project was named Infrastructure Journal's 2009 Global Transport Deal of the Year. Ms. de la Peña is currently advising the Department regarding contract administration issues in connection with the project.
Texas Department of Transportation – IH 635 Project. Member of the team advising the Department regarding the IH 635 Project in Dallas. Served in an advisory role during the proposal evaluation process and assisted in finalizing contract documents for commercial close of the project. Ms. de la Peña is currently assisting the Department with contract administration issues.
Texas Department of Transportation – SH 161 Toll Road Project. Member of the team advising the Department regarding the procurement for the SH 161 Toll Road Project in Dallas. Drafted the request for qualifications and served in an advisory role in connection with the evaluation of the submittals. Ten proposals were received and four teams were shortlisted.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. Member of the team advising the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in implementation of Phase 2 of its METRO Solutions Program, including providing advice regarding laws applicable to METRO's program, advising METRO regarding insurance issues, and working on procurement and contract documents for design, construction, operations and maintenance of high capacity transit and related facilities in five travel corridors in the METRO service area.
Metro Gold Line Construction Authority. Member of the team working on procurement and design-build-finance contract documents for the public agency responsible for developing the Gold Line light rail system, for the Iconic Freeway Structure and Foothill Extension Phase 2 Alignment Contract.