The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced on January 13, 2015 that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the UC Merced 2020 project.

The three shortlisted teams and their equity members are (in alphabetical order):

  • E3 2020:  Balfour Beatty Investments, Inc.
  • EP2 Developers:  Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate LLC, Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd., and Education Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Merced Campus Collaborative:  Lend Lease (US) Investments, Inc., Macquarie Capital Group Ltd., and ACC OP Development LLC

The Regents received six responses to its Request for Qualifications (RFQ), which was reissued on September 25, 2014.  The three shortlisted teams will now enter the RFP phase, which will solicit detailed proposals for the comprehensive development, design, construction, financing, operations, and maintenance of academic, administrative, research, recreational, student residence, and student services buildings.  The planned campus expansion is intended to support projected enrollment growth from 6,200 current students to 10,000 students by the 2020-2021 academic year.  The project will be developed on a 219-acre university-owned site which includes the current campus and 136 acres of adjacent, undeveloped land.  Proposals are expected to be received in late 2015.

Additional information about the shortlisted teams is available on the project website.