Construction companies, contractors and suppliers that could be interested in working on a development at Cardiff University have been invited to Meet the Bidders. The projects will see the Welsh University invest around £300 million into the creation of a new Innovation Campus.
The Meet the Bidders event will last for half a day and is expected to be held at the Cardiff Business School’s Postgraduate Teaching Centre. The event will be taking place on the 16th November. The Meet the Bidders event will introduce the construction companies that are interested in getting involved in the construction project with the potential subcontractors and suppliers.
The Portfolio Director for Cardiff Innovation Campus, Chris Strong has said that the Meet the Bidders event has been created in order to allow companies to have early access to the bidders on the project for the construction work and the fit-out contracts. It is expected that the winners of the contract will be announced at the end of December this year.
Companies have been invited to express their interest in the project from supply chain providers. It is thought that this earlier expression of interest will be beneficial at the start of the build, expected to go ahead in 2018. The bidders for the project are wanting to talk to a range of different contractors and suppliers including heavy plant operators and companies that are able to supply office fixtures and fittings.
The Cardiff Innovation Campus is at the centre of the University;’s vision to develop more economic prosperity in Wales. Two of the new buildings to be constructed on the site at Maindy Road will be used to house four academic centres for excellence. These centers include The Institute for Compound Semiconductors and Cardiff Catalysis Institute, which are already creating pioneering scientific research. The Innovation Centre will be used to develop partnerships between entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional advisors, academics and students and the Social Science Research park will focus on providing solutions to societal problems with collaborative research.