Wythe County’s Board of Supervisors requests proposals for the purchase of eighteen (18) open circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus and related components for use by Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department. Proposals shall consist of one (1) signed original and two (2) copies, along with an electronic copy (.pdf preferred) submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “SCBA RFP 2023.”


Responses must be received at the Wythe County Administration Office, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 no later than Friday, February 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Faxed, e-mail and late responses will not be accepted. Vendors assume the risk of the methods of courier. Wythe County assumes no responsibility for delays caused by package or mail delivery service. Postmarking by the due date and time will be rejected. Additional time will not be granted to any vendor. Additional time may be granted to all vendors when Wythe County determines that circumstances require it. Wythe County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses and to accept minor deviations from the minimum standards specified. Wythe County reserves to itself the exclusive right to accept high responses when it believes it would be in the best interest of Wythe County. In making such a decision, the County may consider, but not be limited to, any of the following factors: quality, specifications, availability, compatibility and interoperability, service and location of respondent and reputation of respondent.

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider award at its February 28, 2023 meeting.

All questions about this RFP must be submitted via email to James McCabe, Wythe County Emergency Management Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.