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Balfour Beatty consortium shortlisted for University of California, Merced, 2020 Project

14 January 2015

The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced that three teams have been shortlisted to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the UC Merced 2020 Project. The Balfour Beatty Investements consortium--E3 2020--is one of the shortlisted teams. E3 2020 members also include Balfour Beatty Construction and Sundt Construction in a joint venture as lead contractor, Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions as the developer, and Balfour Beatty Communities as a provider of facilities operations and maintenance services.

The Regents received six responses to its Request for Qualifications (RFQ), which was reissued in September 2014. The Balfour Beatty Investments consortium and the other 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.

More information is available in the UC Merced announcement.