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Partnering with Industry

Overview

The development, construction, and operation of the TMT Observatory will require a broad array of products and services from a wide spectrum of collaborators. The needs of the TMT Project will also evolve over its lifetime and its procurement needs will vary throughout its progress. This is why the TMT Project places a high value on its relationships with both public and private suppliers that not only fuel our day-to-day operations but also our specialized technical demands. If your organization is interested in being part of the TMT’s global network of suppliers, then please click on the button below to complete the sign up form. The TMT Project will use the provided information to inform our managers, technical teams, and collaborators about your products and/or services. The TMT Project will also record your information in its electronic database for future reference.

Note for construction services

The TMT Project itself does not directly select the construction service providers for our observatory. The construction workers and service providers building the TMT Observatory will come from contractors who are independent construction firms that perform certain portions of the construction work. The contractors will be selected through planned procurement efforts governed by TMT’s policies and procedures. TMT is not involved in the actual hiring of individual construction workers or retaining the specific construction equipment/services. The hiring of construction workers, service providers and equipment shall largely be managed by the selected contractors themselves.

However, it is important to note that for construction services, TMT is committed to engaging unionized labor for its construction activity. If the construction services you provide are normally considered a union job, it is highly likely that the construction workers hired for that work by our contractors will be part of a labor union.

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Solicitations

The TMT Project is an international endeavor to build and operate the most advanced and powerful optical telescope on Earth. To meet its goals, the TMT Project works with an extensive network of organizations to support a broad range of activities. 


While there are no solicitation announcements at this time, TMT is still procuring goods and services to sustain its operations and development efforts. If you are interested in becoming a TMT supplier, please fill in the sign up form (link to the form) and read the FAQ below.

When TMT is ready to announce its next open solicitation, it will be posted on this web page.

Thank you for your interest in the TMT Project and we look forward to learning more about your organization.


Requests for archived TMT Project procurement documentation may be submitted to TMT for review at dbwTMT@tmt.org . Requests must contain the following information:
  • the name of requestor (both the individual requestor and, if applicable, the organization they represent)
  • the title/name of the requested document
  • the purpose for the request
  • the requestor’s intended use of the archived material.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Should I submit my construction company’s information on this website if I am interested in joining the construction team for the TMT observatory?

    Yes.  Construction firms will be selected through planned procurement efforts that will be managed by TMT or its Construction Manager.  Submission of your company’s information is a good way to raise awareness of your firm within our Project.

  2. Should I submit my information on this website if I am an individual construction worker or service provider that is interested in joining the observatory construction team?

    While construction workers and service providers are welcome to submit their information, it is important to note that the TMT Project does not directly hire the construction workers and service providers for the construction of our observatory.  The construction of the TMT observatory will be performed by independent construction firms.  These independent construction firms are the organizations that will actually hire and manage the construction workers and service providers who will build our observatory.

  3. Should I submit my information on this website if I sell or rent construction equipment?

    TMT is not expected to directly procure construction equipment for the construction of the TMT observatory.  The acquisition of construction equipment shall largely be managed by the independent construction firms who will be selected for constructing the observatory.

  4. Does TMT prefer unionized labor for the construction of the TMT observatory in Hawaii?

    Yes.  TMT is committed to engaging unionized labor for its construction activity.  So, if the construction services you provide are normally considered a union job, it is highly likely that the construction workers hired for that work by our construction team will be part of a labor union.