United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)

Long Term Care Enhanced Use - Lease Project


Welcome to the Department of Veterans Affairs Bid Distribution Site for the Northern California Health Care System, Sacramento VAMC,Long Term Care Ehanced-Use Lease Project

Mather HospitalThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking proposals to develop underutilized real estate assets located at the VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) Sacramento VA Medical Center at Mather Field. This project will be completed using VA's enhanced-use lease authority, a unique mechanism that allows VA to enter into public/private ventures to enhance under-utilized VA property (see 38 U.S.C. 8161-8169). This website provides access to the complete solicitation document, including all appendices. Additional information may be posted to this site throughout the proposal process.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS), part of the VA Sierra Pacific Network, is an integrated health care delivery system. VANCHCS offers a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, primary, mental health and extended care to veterans in northern California.

VANCHCS is a unique, affiliated health care system, which provides a full range of medical care to veterans who live in one of VA’s largest catchment areas. VANCHCS serves an area consisting of 417,000 veterans dispersed over approximately 40,000 square miles and 17 counties including, Alameda (partially), Amador, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado (partial), Glenn, Placer (partially), Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

VANCHCS is comprised of a medical center in Sacramento (Mather); a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez; outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Oakland, Sacramento (McClellan), Redding, Chico and Vallejo (Mare Island); a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Oakland (Oakland Army Base); Day Treatment Centers in Martinez and Oakland; and dental clinics in Vallejo (Mare Island), Sacramento (McClellan), and Redding.

VANCHCS has two divisions. The Sacramento Valley Division is comprised of medical facilities in Sacramento, Chico, and Redding. The East Bay Division is comprised of medical facilities in Fairfield, Vallejo, Martinez and Oakland.

The enhanced-use lease concept encompasses approximately 2 acres of undeveloped land. The available land is located between International Drive and McCuen Drive at Mather Field.

This project contemplates that under its Enhanced-Use Lease (“EUL” or “Lease”) authority, VA would lease the Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) parcel to a selected developer (“developer” or “lessee”) for a term of up to 50 years. In exchange for the lease, the developer would be required to finance, design, develop, construct, operate and maintain one or more facilities, and associated parking, for providing skilled nursing home and assisted living services (collectively, the “Long-Term Care Facility” or “LTCF”). The LTCF would need to consist of a minimum of 85 skilled nursing home beds and ten assisted living units. In addition, the developer would be required to provide veterans with priority placement for no less than 25 percent of the skilled nursing beds and assisted living units, and any related services.