Data Center Development and Operations

Agency: City of Millbrae
State: California
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541513 - Computer Facilities Management Services
  • 541519 - Other Computer Related Services
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jul 2, 2019
Due Date: Aug 30, 2019
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project title issue date opening
Data Center Development and Operations July 1, 2019 August 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM

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CITY OF MILLBRAE
STATEMENT OF INTEREST
for
DATA CENTER DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS
Response due by 4:00 PM, Friday, August 30, 2019
Contents
GENERAL INFORMATION:
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BACKGROUND:
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PURPOSE:
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PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE:
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DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN QUESTIONS: ........................................................................3
PROCESS FOR RESPONSE
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PROPOSAL CONTENTS
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PROCESS FOR CONSULTANT SELECTION ........................................................................5
CITY'S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
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CONFIDENTIALITY
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ATTACHMENTS
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GENERAL INFORMATION:
The City of Millbrae (“City”) is seeking a Statement of Interest (SOI) from qualified developers
to develop and operate a city-owned parcel into a data center.
Any and all changes in the SOI will be made by written addendum, which shall be issued by the
City and posted to the City’s website as noted under DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN QUESTIONS,
it is the responsibility of developers to carefully review this SOI and any addenda including
checking the City website regularly.
The developer, by submitting a response to this SOI, waives all right to protest or seek any legal
remedies whatsoever regarding an aspect of this SOI. Although, it is the City’s intent to choose
the most qualified teams to interview with the City, the City reserves the right to choose any
number of qualified finalists.
The selected developer shall be required to enter into a Developer Agreement and/or Franchise
Agreement with the City.
The City of Millbrae is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developers participating in the selection
process must comply with all applicable laws.
BACKGROUND:
Millbrae, incorporated in 1948 as a General Law City, encompasses approximately 3.5 square
miles and is located in the mid San Francisco peninsula in San Mateo County. The City is
governed by a five-member City Council with members selecting a Mayor for a one year term
and has an appointed City Manager. The City population of 22,000 has high property values
and a high median household income. There has been a great emphasis on economic
development particularly surrounding the Millbrae BART Station and along the El Camino
Real corridor.
Other information regarding the City of Millbrae can be found on the City’s website at
www.ci.millbrae.ca.us
The City of Millbrae is a full service city providing water, wastewater collection and
treatment, storm water collection and other typical municipal services to its residents.
PURPOSE:
The City of Millbrae desires to enter into a Developer Agreement and/or Franchise Agreement
with a qualified and experienced developer to develop and operate a data center at a city-
owned vacant property adjacent to the Millbrae BART/Caltrain Station as depicted in
Attachment 1. The City is looking to enter into a long-term land lease with a data center
developer/operator to develop such facility at a city-owned property. The City may elect to
enter into a Franchise Agreement with the selected developer to share a portion of the
proceeds from the data center operations.
Page | 1 – City of Millbrae Statement of Interest
The subject property Assessor Parcel Number is 024-174-330. The property is approximately
2.62 acres and is to the immediate north of the existing Millbrae BART Station, adjacent to
High Line Canal.
The proposed data center is subject to the review of Airport Land Use Committee and the
maximum height is capped at 80 feet above mean sea level, subject to verification. All
developments must be compatible to the San Francisco International Airport Land Use
Compatibility Plan which measures height based on Mean Sea Level, not based on the
distance above exterior finished grade level.
The Data Center site is located within the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) and is
currently zoned as Public Facilities or PF District. For additional information about MSASP
please click the weblink below:
https://www.ci.millbrae.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=7429
The maximum structure height for the subject site is capped at 35 feet above adjacent finished
grade in accordance to the MSASP. An amendment to the maximum height can be
accommodated with the assistance from the City if requested by the selected data center
developer.
A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is required and the City will assist the selected developer in
processing the CUP application with the Millbrae Planning Commission.
The site has a restriction of 0.3 FAR and the City will assist the selected developer to amend the
MASAP to increase the existing 0.3 FAR to 0.5 FAR.
The data center shall set back 20 feet from the property line of the adjacent residential
buildings, and the building height shall not exceed the line drawn at a 45-degree angle starting
at the edge of the residential buildings’ parcel lines. See page 5.15 of the MSASP.
The City will assist the selected developer through the CEQA process. A Negative Declaration
is anticipated for the construction of the data center and will be prepared by the City
Community Development Department.
The City of Millbrae reserves the right to reject any or all responses received as a result of this
solicitation: to extend the submission due date for; to modify, amend, reissue or rewrite this
document; and to procure any or all services by other means.
Interested firms should submit five (5) copies of their proposal to: City of Millbrae,
Department of Public Works, Attention: Khee Lim, Public Works Director; 621 Magnolia
Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030 no later than Friday, August 30, 2019, 4:00PM.
Page | 2 – City of Millbrae Statement of Interest
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE:
The following is a preliminary schedule for the project.
Distribution of SOI
July 1, 2019
Deadline to Submit Written Questions
July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM
Site Tour
August 14, 2019, 9:00 AM
Deadline to submit SOIs
August 30, 2019, 4:00 PM
Recommendation presented to the City October 22, 2019
Council
Note that this schedule is preliminary. The schedule may be adjusted, as needed, by the City.
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN QUESTIONS:
Questions about this SOI or process must be submitted in writing (e-mail acceptable) to Khee Lim,
621 Magnolia Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030 or klim@ci.millbrae.ca.us before 4:00 PM on July
26, 2019. The City will compile a list of written questions with responses and post to the City
website within one week. It is the responsibility of developers to carefully review this SOI and
any addenda including checking the City website regularly.
Except as specified above, developers and their representatives may not communicate with any
officer, director, employee, or agent of the City with respect to this SOI except as may be
reasonably necessary to carry out the procedures specified in this RFP. Nothing herein prohibits
developers or their representatives from making oral statements or presentations in public to one
or more representatives of the City during a public meeting. The City will not respond to verbal
inquires and interested developers are specifically discouraged from contacting the city in person
or by telephone during this SOI and selection process.
PROCESS FOR RESPONSE
Interested developers should submit five copies and one digital file copy in PDF format of their
proposal to: City of Millbrae, Department of Public Works, Attention: Khee Lim, Public Works
Director, 621 Magnolia Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030 no later than 4:00 PM on August 30, 2019.
The proposal should be in an envelope clearly marked: CITY OF MILLBRAE DATA CENTER
DEVELOPMENT.
Late submittals shall not be accepted.
The proposal shall be brief, precise, and shall not include unnecessary promotional material.
A developer may withdraw its proposal at any time prior to the submittal deadline by submitting
a written request for withdrawal to the proposal signed by an authorized agent of the firm. The
developer may thereafter submit a new or modified proposal prior to the submittal deadline.
Modifications offered in any other manner, including oral or written, will not be considered.
Page | 3 – City of Millbrae Statement of Interest

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