Nov 2nd 2021 | Posted in Public-Private Partnerships (P3) by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – To gather industry feedback on critical energy and water infrastructure resiliency projects at Camp Pendleton in California, the U.S. Department of the Navy issued a request for information (RFI).

Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is evaluating the feasibility of hosting private development on underutilized, non-excess land. Multiple prospective sites have been identified as potentially suitable for development via public-private partnerships (P3s).

The Navy seeks to identify market interest in a long-term partnership to develop these real property assets. To best achieve this project goal, it is gathering information on potential partnerships to plan, design, construct, and operate facilities that could include:
  • Energy generation, transmission, and storage.
  • Microgrid configurations, technologies, and controls.
  • Water desalination, drought mitigation, Indirect Potable Reuse, stormwater management, brine/wastewater treatment, purification, and distribution.
  • Reuse or alternative use of decommissioned energy infrastructure.
  • High-speed fiber communications.
  • Data centers.
  • Residential, commercial, or industrial purposes.
At this stage of the process, the Navy is technology agnostic, and is willing to consider all commercial, pre-commercial, or prototype technology solutions.
Development solutions will provide:
  • Long-term value stream to Camp Pendleton via up-front capital investment, ground lease payments, cash and/or in-kind consideration.
  • Transformational infrastructure that secures energy and water resilience for the installation and the broader Southern California region.
  • Compatibility with continued installation mission requirements.
  • Relocation of Navy facilities as necessary.
  • Compliance with environmental regulations affecting viability of project.
  • Long-term ground leasing with responsible party(ies) who will provide good-stewardship over the property.
A non-mandatory developer conference and site visit are scheduled for December 1-2. RFI submissions are due by January 28, 2022.