Unusual Request Calls for Design-Build-Finance Provider
By Roland Murphy | AZBEX
Nearly eight months after setting its land lease with Pima County, Vector Launch Inc. (aka Vector Space Systems) has issued the RFP for construction of its launch vehicle and satellite manufacturing facility on 15 acres in the county’s Aerospace Research Campus.
One major – but highly unusual – component of the request stipulates the company wants a firm to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the facility under a lease agreement between Vector and the builder for 25 years. At the end of the lease, ownership would transfer to Pima County.