The University of California, Davis is committed to provide equal access to design and consulting agreements and other business opportunities with the University within the limits imposed by law or University policy. 

Consultants interested in working with the University of California, Davis should complete and return the following profile form to ensure that the University has the ability to contact them regarding upcoming needs:

Consultant Profile Form (.pdf)

For current advertisements for design and consulting services:

Design Professional /Consultant Selection Advertisement* 

To preview the University’s standard design professional and other consulting services contracts:

Design Professional Contract Templates (UCOP)

For overall University of California policies, procedures and guidelines for its facilities:

Facilities Manual (UCOP) 

Based on Regents' policy, federal and state laws, regulations, case law, and results of UC's dispute resolution, this manual includes information on operations and administration, planning, design, construction contracting, and facilities management.


The following resources are provided to assist Consultants prepare designs appropriate for the University of California, Davis campus:  

Physical Design Framework (.pdf)

The Framework establishes the criteria the campus will use to judge the success of proposed projects with regard to planning and design. It describes the principles underlying the framework; sets the context of the campus, including geography, climate, development history, key challenges, and recent successes; demonstrates development opportunities for the unique, distinct character of the Davis campus; catalogues the design elements and campus-wide systems that create campus coherence; and delineates the design review and approval process.

Select Physical Design Framework Appendices

One Hundred Year Tree Plan (.pdf)

Landscape Standards (.pdf)

Campus Design Guide

This manual contains criteria (including preferred and required products as well as mandatory design constraints) to aid the design professional in the development of a successful project and to meet the requirements for construction on the UC Davis campus.