University of Nebraska Medical Center issues RFQ

RFQ-9734 UNMC Public-Private-Partnership for Utility Plant and Distribution Infrastructure

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is seeking an experienced partner to expand development of the existing UNMC owned District Energy System up to and including the potential design, construction, ownership, management and operations of the utility systems.  UNMC hereby requests Statements of Qualification for the purpose of shortlisting Respondents that demonstrate the technical, financial, and management capacity required to deliver a utility generation and distribution structure under the terms of an anticipated public-private-partnership agreement. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is being issued as part of a two-phase selection procedure.  Shortlisted Respondents will subsequently be invited to submit proposals for an Agreement, in accordance with a future Request for Proposals (RFP).  

As the UNMC/ Nebraska Medicine campus grows through several on-going and projected construction projects, the energy systems will require expansion to support growing demands.  There are many potential forms that this partnership may take and UNMC is neither obligated nor pre-disposed to a specific structure, but rather seeks the opportunity that brings maximum value and benefit to UNMC.  The successful respondent is expected to bring UNMC a deep experience in the engineering design, cost estimation, organization, finance, construction, and operation of utility systems and district energy cooling and heating plant systems along with experience in technologies such as solar energy, thermal storage, and combined heat and power (CHP) plants.