The Regents of the University of California (the "Regents"), on behalf of University of California, Merced ("UC Merced"), issued a Request for Qualifications today for the UC Merced 2020 Project (the "Project").
UC Merced is the newest campus of the University of California and is strategically situated in San Joaquin Valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada near world-famous Yosemite National Park.
The Project represents the second phase of campus development under UC Merced’s Long Range Development Plan and involves a significant campus expansion to support projected enrollment growth from 6,200 current students to 10,000 students by the year 2020.
The Regents is seeking a developer to undertake the comprehensive development, including the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of some or all elements, of academic, administrative, research, recreational, student residence and student services buildings, utilities and infrastructure, outdoor recreation and open space areas, and associated roadways, parking and landscaping, for UC Merced. The Project will be located on approximately 219 acres, which includes the existing 104-acre campus, and will involve up to 1.85 million square feet of new facilities. The Project envisions a dynamic expansion of the existing UC Merced campus with new mixed-use development that integrates students, faculty and staff into a sustainable living and learning environment.
Statements of Qualifications are due on June 17, 2014, and the Regents anticipates shortlisting between three and five respondents in September, 2014.