The University of California (USA), Merced campus, has received statements of qualifications (SOQs) from six teams for the UC Merced 2020 PPP project.
The University cancelled its original RFQ for the project dated on April 18, 2014 and reissued the RFQ on September 25, 2014. The same six teams that responded to the initial RFQ submitted SOQs this time. The teams are the following:
The shortlist is expected to be announced by December 2014.
The project is the second phase of campus development under UC Merced's Long Range Development Plan. 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 will comprise approximately 1.2 million square feet, student housing and dining would comprise approximately 650,000 square feet. The project will also include the development of the associated roadways, parking and landscaping.
The preferred bidder 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.