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Project Overview

The Wisconsin Center expansion project, budgeted at $420 million, will add to the center’s main exhibition hall. The development will also provide a second ballroom with an outdoor terrace and add meeting rooms, indoor parking spaces, and loading docks. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2021.

The expansion project includes a comprehensive economic inclusion plan that maximizes the local workforce and utilization of diverse businesses as partners, subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers designed to move the community forward.

Owner's Representative

Design Team

Construction Manager

Vendors ― Suppliers ― Subcontractors ― Professional Service Firms must register their entities to receive information on project updates and procurement opportunities.

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Inclusion Plan

The Wisconsin Center District together with its program partners have committed to a comprehensive business and workforce inclusion plan for the project.

Click here to download the ”Wisconsin Center District Expansion Project Business and Workforce Inclusion Plan”

Information Sessions

A virtual Information Session on Bid Release 5B – Interiors and Exterior Improvements was held on May 25, 2022.

Click here to download the presentation from the session:

Procurement Opportunities



Bid Description
06A Architectural Woodwork (Supply)
06B Finish Carpentry Work
08B Interior Glass Work
08C Doors, Frames and Hardware
08D Overhead and Coiling Doors Work
09B Metal Stud and Drywall (Interior)
09C Painting and Wallcovering Work
09D Acoustical Ceiling Work
09E Resilient Flooring and Carpet Work
09F Hard Flooring Work
09G Resinous Terrazzo Flooring Work
09H Epoxy Flooring Work
09I Acoustical Treatment Work
10A Specialties
10B Signage Work
11A Parking Equipment Work
11B Loading Dock Equipment Work
12A Window Treatments Work
31C Landscaping Work
32A Asphalt Paving Work

All interested parties are encouraged to review the Invitation to Bid – BR #5B for detailed information on this bid release.

If your firm is interested in any of the packages listed herein, please return the “Invitation to Bid Response Form BR 5B”, per the directions included in the invitation.

Click here to download the Wisconsin Center Expansion Invitation to Bid – BR 5B


A virtual Pre-Bid Conference and Matchmaking Session for Bid Release #5B of the Wisconsin Center Expansion Project were held recently.

Click here to download the presentation from this session.

Awarded Bids

Bid Release #4: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection

Company Scope of Work Location
Gilbane | C.D. Smith Demolition Work Milwaukee, WI
Boelter Foodservice Kitchen Equipment Work Milwaukee, WI
United States Alliance Fire Protection Fire Protection Work New Berlin, WI
CornerStone One Plumbing Work Brookfield, WI
Lee Mechanical HVAC Work Oak Creek, WI
Staff Electric Electrical, Communication, Audio Visual and Security Work Menomonee Falls, WI
Pieper Electric New Berlin, WI

Bid Release #3 – Enclosure

Company Scope of Work Location
KMI Construction Masonry, Stone, Air Barrier and Insulation Work New Berlin, WI
Construction, Supply & Erection, Inc. Metal Panels Work Germantown, WI
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Roofing Work Milwaukee, WI
ANI-Midwest Fireproofing & Insulation Applied Fireproofing Work Batavia, IL
Klein Dickert Milwaukee Exterior Aluminum and Glass Work Pewaukee, WI
Olympic Companies, Inc. Exterior Metal Stud and Drywall Work Waukesha, WI
Novum Structures, LLC Speciality Glazing Menomonee Falls, WI

Bid Release #2 – Concrete, Steel and Vertical Transportation

Company Scope of Work Location
C.D. Smith Construction, Inc. Concrete Fond du Lac, WI
Zalk Josephs Fabricators Structural Steel Stoughton, WI
Structurewerks Expansion Joints Brookfield, WI
JWC Building Specialties, Inc. Operable Partitions Hartland, WI
KONE Inc. Escalators Moline, IL
KONE Inc. Elevators Moline, IL

Bid Release #1 – Early Sitework

Company Scope of Work Location
Michels Corporation Deep Foundations Brownsville, WI
Rams Contracting, LTD. Excavation and Site Preparation Work Lannon, WI
B V Tetzlaff, Inc. Site Utilities Brookfield, WI
Current Program Partners
Company Scope of Work Location
Cross Management Services, Inc. Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Milwaukee, WI
GRāEF Structural Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Henderson Engineers Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Technology Lenexa, KS
Howe Engineers Fire Protection and Code Consulting Norwell, MA
Kapur & Associates Civil Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Morgan Stanley Financial Management Chicago, IL
Prism Technical Management & Marketing Services LLC Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Milwaukee, WI
William Caruso & Partners (WC&P) Food-service Design Consulting Denver, CO