CPTU: MEP Design Assist Subcontractor RFP
Otto Construction invites your firm to submit a Subcontractor Prequalification Form for the
CENTRAL PLANT/TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELIABILITY UPGRADE (CPTU) project at
University of California, Merced. It is Otto Construction’s intent to select Design/Assist MEP
subcontractors for this project. Only those who have successfully achieved prequalification status
will be invited to respond to a Design/Assist RFP.
The Project provides necessary campus Central Utility Plant upgrades to provide increased utility
capacities, and increased reliabilities to ensure continued utility supplies to the campus. The
Project scope of work includes four major components:
1. Increase the Central Plant Cooling Capacity: Provide and install chillers, cooling
towers, pumps, piping and electrical switchgear to provide a minimum of 2,500 tons
of cooling capacity to meet critical short-term cooling needs.
2. Correct Existing Telecommunications Facility Deficiencies: This project will provide a
new rack system with in-row cooling units served by an independent, closed-loop
cooling system connected to the existing chilled water service with heat exchangers
3. Provide Increased Emergency Back-up Power: Provide and install an emergency
power system capable of providing one megawatt of power to support critical campus
research and telecom infrastructure.
4. Campus Water Supply: Project will make additions to the pumping station and water
delivery system that will improve the reliability of the water service.