Wisconn Valley News - August 29, 2018

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Bid Release 3a and 3b for Foxconn Science & Technology Park Industrial Construction Work Phase 1, Area 1

M+W | Gilbane has distributed the following Invitation to Bid

The invitation to bid for Bid Release 3a and 3b for Foxconn's Industrial Construction Work Phase 1, Area 1 of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park is available on the Wisconn Valley website. Bid Release 3a includes site utility work and temporary logistics.  Bid Release 3b includes onsite roadway work and storm drainage.  Future bid releases in 4th quarter 2018 will include the Power Substation.

Bid Release 3a - Site Utilities and Logistics

  • Bid Package 01A - Testing - Site Utilities
  • Bid Package 01B - Construction Materials, Removal & Recycling
  • Bid Package 01C - Temporary Toilets
  • Bid Package 01D - Temporary Electric (Power & Data)
  • Bid Package 01E - Temporary Canteen (Trailer & Operations)
  • Bid Package 01F - Site Security
  • Bid Package 01G - Printing Services
  • Bid Package 01H - Janitorial Services
  • Bid Package 12A - Furniture Relocation and Set Up
  • Bid Package 33A - Sanitary, Water and Electric Bank (interfaces)

Bid Release 3b - Site Roadways and Associated Storm Drainage

  • Bid Package 01I - Testing - Roadways
  • Bid Package 32A - Curb and Gutter Work
  • Bid Package 32B - Asphalt Paving Work
  • Bid Package 33B - Storm Drainage Work

The M+W | Gilbane non-disclosure agreement (NDA) must be signed and returned to M+W | Gilbane in order to participate in this bid release. The full instructions, along with non-disclosure agreement, are included in the Invitation to Bid link below.

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

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$100 Million Foxconn Gift Launches Major Partnership with UW-Madison 


On Monday, Foxconn announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, launching an unprecedented partnership between one of the world's top universities and one of the world's top high tech manufacturing companies.  As a part of this new partnership, Foxconn Chairman and Founder Terry Gou and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank signed an agreement to establish the Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology (FIRST).  

FIRST will serve as a hub for technological innovation and provide an environment for research and development initiatives in medical science, materials science, computer and data-driven science, among other fields.  The agreements formalize UW's commitment to being part of research efforts at FIRST and Foxconn's commitment to activities such as research, recruiting, creating opportunities for internships and hands-on work in campus labs. 

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$100 Million Wisconn Valley Venture Fund Announced

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On Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker joined representatives from Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn, Johnson Controls, and Northwestern Mutual to announce their partnership to create a $100 million venture fund, the Wisconn Valley Venture Fund.  Each organization has contributed $25 million to the fund which will invest both nationally and globally, targeting transformative and interdisciplinary innovations in health care, technology, manufacturing, and financial services.

The goal of the fund is to generate strong investment returns while also offering the opportunity to create strategic benefits among the four firms and the companies in which the fund invests.  For Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn, Johnson Controls, and Northwestern Mutual, this fund continues their commitment to advancing innovative technology and positioning southeastern Wisconsin as a global technology hub.

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Wisconn Valley Small Business Capacity Building Sessions



More than 250 attendees took part in the Wisconn Valley Small Business Capacity Building Sessions held on August 15 and 24.  Individuals representing small and/or disadvantaged businesses traveled from across the state and a few from out of state to understand opportunities available to them through the Foxconn project.  

Hosted by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), these sessions sought to educate small and disadvantaged business leaders about the project and equip them with the financial and workforce development tools needed to participate in the development more effectively.  

At least two more Wisconn Valley Small Business Capacity Building Sessions will be scheduled in other regions of the state.  Information on upcoming sessions will be provided in the Wisconn Valley News, as it becomes available.

The presentation materials for the sessions can be found by clicking on the button below.

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Bid Opportunities

Village of Mount Pleasant Bid Opportunity for Street Reconstruction and Transmission Water Main Relay

The Village of Mount Pleasant announced bidding opportunities for Street Reconstruction and Transmission Water Main Relay.

16th Street Reconstruction - Oakes Road to Green Bay Road & 16th Street Transmission Water Main Relay

Submissions Due: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Pre-Bid Meeting: A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406. 

Anticipated Contract Award Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Overview: A summary of the proposed improvements includes: clearing and grubbing, pavement sawcutting, pavement and storm sewer removals, water main and storm sewer installation, construction of storm water bio retention areas, curb and gutter. excavation, signing and pavement marking. concrete pavement, traffic control, pavement patching, traffic signal loop detector replacement. restoration. and erosion control. Major work items and approximate quantities include: 25,500 square yards of concrete pavement, 9,800 linear feet of curb and gutter, 11,300 tons of base aggregate dense, 7,800 linear feet of varied sized (12-inch through 72-inch) reinforced concrete storm sewer pipe, 9,000 linear feet of 36-inch water main, 760 linear feet of 6-inch through 24-inch water main and associated appurtenances, 25,000 feet of pavement marking, 700 square feet of MSE retaining wall, and 20,000 cubic yards of excavation common. 

Contract Documents are on file and open for inspection during normal business hours at the following locations: R.A. Smith, Inc. at 16745 West Bluemound Road, Suite 200, Brookfield, WI 53005, the Village of Mount Pleasant at 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, Wl 53406, and Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. at W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway, Waukesha, WI 53188. Bid documents may be examined online at www.rasmith.com/questcdn.htm or downloaded at info@questcdn.com under login after August 23, 2018, for a non-refundable fee of $40.00. Input QuestCDN eBidDoc No. 5905275 on the website's Project Search page. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in downloading this project information or for assistance in membership registration. 

The Wisconn Valley News is published every other week and designed to keep interested individuals up to date on Foxconn construction plans, infrastructure improvements, traffic pattern updates, and more.  Local elected officials, suppliers, contractors and members of the public are encouraged to turn to the Wisconn Valley News for the latest project status, road updates, next steps, and interesting facts.  When appropriate, special bulletins will also be distributed to ensure the most timely information possible.