The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the University of California, Merced, issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the UC Merced 2020 Project on May 7, 2015. The draft RFP was provided to the three proposers that were shortlisted in January 2015:
- 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
According to Daniel Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget at the University of California, Merced, the final RFP will be reviewed by the University of California’s Board of Regents, and may be released to the shortlisted teams by the fourth quarter of this year.
The UC Merced 2020 Project consists of 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. Related work will also take place on the existing campus to improve parking and traffic circulation.