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The University of California (USA), Merced campus, has relaunched the request for qualifications (RFQ) for the UC Merced 2020 PPP project.
The University has cancelled its original RFQ for the project dated April 18, 2014, as amended, and has reissued a RFQ dated September 25, 2014. Statements of Qualifications are due on October 24, 2014.
The University has made this decision based on the extent of administrative deficiencies found in Statements of Qualifications received from respondent teams.
The following consortia were involved in the first tender process:
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 would comprise approximately 1.2 million square feet, student housing and dining would comprise approximately 650,000 square feet.
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.