Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking bids for the construction of a 90,000 square foot exposition facility and adjacent site improvements. The work is classified as assembly use group A-4 and includes, but is not limited to: site work, pre-engineered metal building structure (210 foot main building span with two shed-type side wings), concrete foundations and associated anchor wall, concrete slab on grade, lap seam corrugated metal siding and roofing panel enclosure, split-face masonry rustication wall, fixed aluminum windows, aluminum storefront system, gypsum drywall partitions, door and frame assemblies, coiling doors and counter shutters, interior finishes, toilet partitions and accessories, miscellaneous metals, and related plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work.  This bid does include provisions for deductive alternative(s) and may be awarded on that basis.

This project is part two of a multi-phase construction project and is operating under an open stormwater construction permit.  The successful bidder will be responsible for compliance with the provisions of 9VAC25-870 and 9VAC25-840.

Depending upon the final award scenario, the construction run time for this project to substantial completion will be 300 days for the Base Bid or 180 days for Deductive Alternative #1.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is:  Office of the County Administrator, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia  24382, phone (276) 223-4500, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Prospective bidders may examine and obtain bidding documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Contract drawings and specifications are available on the Wythe County website at under the tab “Appalachian Regional Exposition Center.”  Prospective bidders may also examine copies of the Bidding Documents provided by the Issuing Office online at the following locations:

Dodge Data & Analytics at (subscription required);
Builders Exchange of Tennessee at (subscription required).

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office, during the hours indicated above, upon payment of $300.00 (non-refundable) for each set.  Checks for Bidding Documents shall be payable to Treasurer, Wythe County.  The Owner will not be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the Wythe County Administration Office, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Administrator, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 until 2:00 p.m. local time Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017, where they will be opened and publically read aloud.  Envelopes will be clearly marked with the designation of “APPALACHIAN REGIONAL EXPOSITION CENTER,” and contain the submitting contractor’s name, address, and contractors’ license number.  Responsive bids will include:  bid form; bid bond; acknowledgment of any addenda; and copy of contractor’s license. Bidders shall comply with Virginia Code Section 54.1-1112 regarding information required with Bid.

Withdrawal of bids due to error shall be in accordance with Virginia Code Section 2.2-4330.B

Wythe County encourages the participation of MBE/WBE type firms.

Wythe County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.


By Order of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors
Stephen D. Bear, County Administrator

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 14:43