Contractors Sought for GROWTH Construction and Housing Projects

Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) invites all local contractors and material suppliers interested in participating in its community development work to attend an informational meeting and networking event on February 27, 2015.

GROWTH is seeking qualified contractors and vendors for job opportunities in Rock Island and Whiteside counties. Any persons in the building trades, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers interested in submitting their information to become a qualified contractor or vendor should attend this informational meeting. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

This free event will focus on how to become an approved contractor for GROWTH’s multiple housing and redevelopment programs. It will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Legends Corner, 3008 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Light snacks will be provided.

Contractors who are interested in doing construction and construction-related work with GROWTH in the future are urged to attend this meeting. There will be a brief presentation of the bidding process along with an explanation of requirements including insurance and required lead based paint certifications.

Those in attendance will have plenty of time to network and talk with GROWTH staff members and others. Businesses owned by women and minority contractors are especially encouraged to attend.

GROWTH anticipates having $15 million in projects including new infill housing construction, multi-family redevelopment, housing rehabilitation, demolition, and projects related to the $3.5 million in Attorney General National Foreclosure Settlement funding. Single-family rehabilitation contracts generally range from approximately $20,000 to $40,000 per contract with multi-family contracts in the millions.

Contractors and vendors should RSVP for the Contractor & Vendor Informational Session to GROWTH by calling (309) 788-6311 or by emailing [email protected].