Construction-related businesses looking for details on how to become vendors, subcontractors, suppliers or professional service providers during the construction phase of the Foxconn project in Racine County are invited to attend an informational session to be held April 6 in Kimberly.
The event, one of 12 being conducted throughout the state, will be held at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., New North Inc. and M+W|Gilbane, the professional construction manager on the project, the meeting is designed to assist construction-related companies in understanding the nature of the project and the procurement process.
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 1 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 sessions are free, but advance registration is required. To register, visit wisconnvalley.wi.gov.
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 wisconnvalley.wi.gov.
- Attend one of the 12 informational sessions being held throughout the state. Companies also 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 at wisconnvalley.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.
Foxconn plans to build an at least 1,000-acre advanced display manufacturing campus that is expected to support about 10,000 direct construction jobs and 6,000 indirect jobs annually during the construction phase.
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.