Sessions to provide foxconn contractor information – the star news west la college open classes

Six more informational sessions have been scheduled around the state in april to provide construction-related businesses with details on how to become vendors, subcontractors, suppliers or professional service providers during the construction phase of the foxconn project in racine county.

Hosted by the wisconsin economic development corporation (WEDC), regional and county economic development organizations, and M+W|gilbane, the professional construction manager on the project, the meetings are designed to assist construction-related companies in understanding the nature of the project and the procurement process.

At the meetings, 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.Wisconn valley

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.

• wednesday, april 4: university of wisconsin-platteville – harry & laura nohr gallery, 1 university plaza. Co-hosted by prosperity southwest.

• monday, april 9: madison area technical college, 1701 wright st. (room D1630A/C), madison. Co-hosted by the madison region economic partnership.

• monday, april 9: blackhawk technical college (room 1400 A/B), 6004 S. County road G, janesville. Co-hosted by the madison region economic partnership.

The sessions are free but advance registration is required. For event times and to register, visit wisconnvalley.Wi.Gov/pages/general-info-sessions.Aspx.

“construction on foxconn’s advance manufacturing campus will get underway soon, and over the next few years, this historic project will provide significant opportunities for businesses in every region of the state, said mark R.Wisconn valley hogan, secretary and CEO of WED. “I strongly encourage any company interested in being a subcontractor, vendor or supplier during the construction phase to attend one of these sessions.”

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. Registration is required to bid on construction work.

Attend one of the 12 informational sessions being held throughout the state.Wisconn valley 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/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.

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. Once the campus is fully operational, foxconn will create up to 13,000 permanent family-supporting jobs, thousands of indirect jobs, and spend an estimated $1.4 billion annually on goods and services from wisconsin companies.Wisconn valley

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.

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 or follow WEDC on twitter @wedcnews to learn more.