The university is to host an industry day on September 7, 2023, at 1pm CST, providing more information on its plans to utilize a P3 to maintain and operate its campus utility system.
VU is planning to issue the RFQ for the scheme the following day, with the deadline for responses to the RFQ expected to be October 6, 2023.
The industry day will be virtual and non-mandatory for potential RFQ respondents. To register for the industry day, click here.
The proposed scheme proposes that a private partner will: operate and maintain the existing utility system; design, build, finance, operate and maintain a defined set of expansion and resiliency projects; finance and implement energy conservation measures (ECMs) to meet certain demand-reduction targets; and support VU with planning, financing and implementing longer-term decarbonization technologies, to contribute to achieving VU’s 2050 Net Zero Energy goal.