Construction of STAMP infrastructure expected to start soon

Staff Reports Posted 20 March 2017 at 1:18 pm

BATAVIA – The Genesee County Economic Development Center today announced that bids for infrastructure work at STAMP have been released.

“We are extremely aware of the fact that the funding for the infrastructure work involves taxpayer money and as such this is going to be an extremely transparent process,” said Steve Hyde, president and CEO of the GCEDC.  “We fully anticipate having shovels in the ground in a couple of months.”

Clark Patterson Lee is issuing the bids and will manage construction inspection for Phase I work for water infrastructure, including enhancements to the Town of Alabama water system.

The engineering firm will also be issuing bids in the near future and managing construction inspection on roadways within the STAMP site and the main entrance off of Route 63 and 77.

The firm will review the bids for the road and water infrastructure work and make recommendations to the GCEDC Board for approval.

The Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) is a 1,250-acre mega site in Genesee County that connects the cities of Buffalo and Rochester. The STAMP site is available for large scale multi-billion dollar advanced manufacturing, semiconductor, photovoltaic, energy storage, and bio-manufacturing.

The first tenant, 1366 Technologies, is planning to build a 100,000-square-foot silicon wafer production plant inside the park.

But critical infrastructure needs to be in place, including water lines and roads before 1366 Technologies can get started.

The GCEDC also will host a pre-bid conference on March 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the MedTech Centre’s Innovation Zone so that interested parties can ask questions about specifications for the bids and other relevant information, including MWBE requirements and the Project Labor Agreement (PLA).

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