Mar 30, 2018

Madison Region companies invited to informational session on how to bid for work during Foxconn construction 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2018

Contacts
WEDC: Mark Maley, 608.210.6706
mark.maley@wedc.org

MadREP: Jessica Reilly, 608.571.0407
jreilly@madisonregion.org

Madison Region companies invited to informational session on how to bid for work during Foxconn construction 

Representatives from construction management firm and WEDC to provide updates on construction opportunities available to businesses statewide

Construction-related companies in the Madison region that want to learn more about becoming a vendor, subcontractor, supplier or professional service provider during the construction phase of the Foxconn project are invited to informational sessions in Madison and Janesville on April 9.

The sessions will be hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and M+W|Gilbane, the professional construction manager on the project. Madison’s meeting will take place at the Madison Area Technical College, Room D1630A/C, 1701 Wright St. and run from 9 to 11 a.m. The Janesville session will be held at Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 S. County Road G and run from 2 to 4 p.m. The sessions are free but advance registration is required.

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 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County.

For more information, and to register, visit:

At each 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 the 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.

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

“We are grateful that WEDC, M+W|Gilbane and Foxconn are reaching out to the Madison region contractors for this project,” said Paul Jadin, president of MadREP. “MadREP is pleased to help facilitate these informational sessions for all our great companies and partners.”

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 atwisconnvalley.wi.gov. Registration is required to bid on construction projects.
  • 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.

The informational meetings are among 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 $10 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.

About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit wedc.org or follow WEDC on Twitter @WEDCNews to learn more.

About Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)
MadREP is the economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region, founded by business and community leaders to create a dynamic environment where people and businesses prosper. MadREP and its partners aim to proactively and strategically position the region to take advantage of economic and business development opportunities. Visit http://madisonregion.org for more information.

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