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UH seeks interested developers for Phase II of medical school facility at Kakaako

University of Hawaiʻi
Jan Yokota, (808) 956-7935
Office of Capital Improvements
Kristen Bonilla, (808) 956-5039
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Mar 23, 2005

HONOLULU — The Office of Capital Improvements at the University of Hawaiʻi is seeking expressions of interest and statements of qualifications for the development of a new bioscience research facility for Phase II of its John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) site located on the Kakaʻako waterfront.

Phase II could include the following components:
· Additional research space for JABSOM and other units of the university;
· Private leasable space for bioscience companies; and
· An incubation facility for emerging life science companies.

The total area allowed for the future research center is about 190,000 square feet.

The objective of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is for UH to identify and select a developer to enter into a comprehensive real estate agreement, including planning, design, finance, construction and management, for the project through a two-step process.

After expressions of interest and qualifications have been submitted from developers, a short list of three to five of the most qualified developers will be invited to submit proposals to develop the project. The proposals will be evaluated and one developer will be recommended to the university‘s Board of Regents for approval.

The deadline to submit an RFQ is on or before 5:00 p.m. HST on May 27, 2005. To obtain RFQ requirements and information, visit

Submissions and questions should be directed to:
Jan Yokota
Office of Capital Improvements
University of Hawaiʻi
1951 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808-956-7935

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