Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., New North: Northwestern Wisconsin companies invited to informational session on how to bid for work during Foxconn construction

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WEDC: Mark Maley, 608.210.6706

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New North: Jeff Blumb, 920.328.5454

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Representatives from construction management firm and WEDC to provide updates on construction opportunities available to business throughout the state

March 28, 2018 — Construction-related companies in northeastern Wisconsin that want to learn more about becoming a vendor, subcontractor, supplier or professional service provider during the construction phase of the Foxconn project in Racine County are invited to an informational session in the Fox Valley on April 6.

Hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), The New North and M+W|Gilbane, the professional construction manager on the project, the meeting will take place at the Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center, 800 Eisenhower Drive in Kimberly.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the informational session will run from 8:30 to noon.

The meeting is designed to assist construction-related companies in understanding the nature of the project and the procurement process for work related to construction of Foxconn’s $10 million advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County.

For more information, and to register, visit wisconvalley.wi.gov

At the meeting, construction-related businesses will receive information regarding the process for submitting bid proposals, standard terms and conditions related to the project, basic construction information, and a preliminary construction schedule for Phase One of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. Representatives from WEDC and M+W|Gilbane will be on hand to answer questions about the Foxconn project and the opportunities available to Wisconsin companies. The meeting is free but advance registration is required. To register, visit wisconvalley.wi.gov.

“Foxconn is a transformational project that will have a positive economic impact on every part of the state, including the New North region,” said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development organization. “I encourage business in northeastern Wisconsin to attend this meeting and learn more about the many opportunities that will exist during the construction phase.”

“We applaud the efforts of WEDC and Foxconn, along with M+W|Gilbane, to involve New North companies in the construction phase of this far-reaching project,” said Jerry Murphy, executive director of New North. “We are pleased to help facilitate the second informational session for potential subcontractors, suppliers and vendors, and we believe that the strong interest of many great companies and partner organizations in the region to be involved in the project will shine through.”

To ensure a fair and open process, construction-related companies seeking to bid on work related to the construction phase are asked to complete the following steps to be considered for such opportunities:

  • Register with M+W|Gilbane to receive automatic bid alerts and notifications on upcoming pre-bid and matchmaking sessions. A link to the registration website can be found on the Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park website at wisconvalley.wi.gov.
  • Attend one of the 12 informational sessions being held throughout the state. Companiesalso are urged to sign up for the Wisconn Valley News e-newsletter to get the latest information on project status, road updates and more. Sign up atwisconnvalley.wi.gov/newsletter.
  • Attend a pre-bid and matchmaking session that will outline a clear and detailed process with good faith efforts to place “Wisconsin First” while building significant capacity in both workforce and businesses. Companies that register with M+W|Gilbane will receive notifications on upcoming pre-bid and matchmaking sessions.

The informational meeting is one of 12 that will be held statewide in the coming weeks as construction is about to get underway for the campus that will be at least 1,000 acres. Foxconn is expected to spend more than $5 billion during the four-year construction period, and the project will create about 10,000 direct construction jobs and 6,000 indirect jobs annually during construction.

The campus will also serve as a science and technology park to promote research and development in advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, the Internet of Things and robotics.

Work on the project is expected to begin in 60 days and will include site work, material procurement and temporary logistics preparation.