The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of University of California has launched a request for qualification (RFQ) for the UC Merced 2020 Project.
The project will be located in San Joaquin Valley on approximately 219 acres, which includes the existing 104-acre campus, and will involve up to 1.85 million square feet of new facilities. Academic, administrative, research, student services and recreational/athletic buildings would comprise approximately 1.2 million square feet, student housing and dining would comprise approximately 650,000 square feet.
The University is seeking a developer who will be responsible for master planning, programming, design and construction of facilities, design and construction of associated infrastructure, financing and operations and maintenance. The project aims to support projected enrollment growth from 6,200 current students to 10,000 students by the year 2020.
The bidders must have, among others, a minimum of ten years experience in civil engineering, utility engineering, and land surveyor services and a proven track record of successfully completing this type of work.
According to the campus policy, associated ventures will not be considered for this project. If two firms wish to combine in a project team, one firm must be proposed as a sub-consultant to the other.
Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 17 June 2014. While the shortlist is expected to be announced in September this year.
See RFQ documents: