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The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is seeking proposals from professional audio services firms with direct experience and expertise working with multi-use indoor arenas. Example events that will be held at the arena include: concerts, rodeos, tractor pulls, arena sports events, trade shows, and other multi-faceted events. The successful offeror shall furnish all design, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the installation of a sound system for the Appalachian Regional Exposition (APEX) Center.  APEX is a 90,000 SF facility which includes a 45,000 SF arena floor and bleacher seating for 2,500 patrons, expandable with arena floor seating. Click HERE for arena floor plan.

The scope of work is for a “public address” style sound system also capable of providing background music. The system may include, but is not limited to, wired microphones, wireless microphones, microphone mixers, speakers, amplifiers, sound control & monitoring systems.  Optionally, include the capability of extending the sound system with outdoor speakers so event participants, patrons & staff may hear announcements from inside the arena.  The offeror has the sole responsibility to: provide a professional acoustical analysis and plan; provide power and IT requirements to County; and provide all necessary labor and equipment to install and commission the sound system.  A minimum of three options is requested as part of the design.  The options can be tiered to provide successive system improvements within an overall design plan (i.e. minimal / recommended / deluxe). 

Interested firms or individuals are requested to submit the following:  two copies of qualifications and references; and, two copies of a proposed work schedule. Wythe County will evaluate proposals based upon qualifications, past performance on similar projects, the ability to demonstrate project delivery and the importance of the project to the firm. 

Additional information regarding this project may be obtained from William E. Vaughan, PE, County Engineer, at (276) 223-4500. 

Proposals will be received at the office of Stephen D. Bear, Wythe County Administrator, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 until 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time Wednesday August 1, 2018

Wythe County encourages MBE/WBE firms to submit proposals. 

The County of Wythe reserves the right to award in part or in whole or to reject any or all proposals.

 
 
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