Request for Proposals for a Communications Tower Replacement

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Lee County Commission
Lee County, Alabama
Request for Proposals for a Communications Tower
The Lee County Commission (County) is requesting proposals for the replacement of a primary communications tower on a location known as Salem Hill.
Please submit three sealed (3) copies of the proposal to:
Lee County Commission
RE: Salem Hill Communications Tower Replacement
Lee County Courthouse
215 South 9th Street
Opelika, Alabama 36801
No later than 4:00 PM CST on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
General Conditions
All proposals shall be valid for a minimum of forty-five (45) days and state so in the submitted proposal.
There is no expressed or implied obligation for the County to reimburse responding companies for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals and participating in response to this request.
The County reserves the right to waive informalities and irregularities and to accept or reject any or all proposals, if doing so is in the best interest of citizens of Lee County, Alabama. Additional information may be requested from one and/or all the companies that submit a proposal.
All submitted proposals will become property of the County and are subject to inspection as public records upon the completion of the proposal review process.
The County will consider innovative solutions including public/private partnerships;
therefore, any company may submit more than one proposal for consideration.
Requested Services
The Lee County Commission “County” is receiving proposals for the replacement of one of the County’s main communications tower. The tower is located off Lee Road 252 on a location know as Salem Hill. The tower is approximately 118 feet on a site elevation of approximately 284 feet with an overall height of 402 feet. The existing tower is a guyed structure. The location is a repeater station with three repeaters and an antenna combiner at the base of the tower with a transmit and a receiving antenna near the top of the existing tower.
Lee County is requesting proposals for the following:
At a Minimum
• All public safety communication equipment must remain operational during the project.
• Removal of the current tower
• Lee County’s public safety repeater requires an overall height of 340 feet.
• The tower is constructed to meet all applicable regulatory requirements, including but not limited to, FCC and FAA regulations
Proposals will be accepted for the minimum services. Please provide a total price for the tower replacement, completion of a fully operational tower as found acceptable by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Lee County Commission, and removal of the existing tower.
In addition, the County will consider any public/private partnership proposals granting exclusive rights and access for the site if the minimum objectives above are met. Any public/private
partnership proposal should also address the following terms or expectations:
• Guarantee of public safety communication’s priority over any other proposed or potential additional communication systems use of the tower. (Provide details how those guarantees will be met, especially protection against any inference with the public safety frequencies)
• Length of a partnership agreement
• Ownership of the new tower (The County would prefer to retain ownership)
• Maintenance of tower
 Maintenance and responsibility of other equipment
• Liability
• Revenue sharing or potential revenue sharing
A Bid Bond of 5% of the bid up to $10,000 in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama will be required with submission of the bid. A Performance Bond of 100% and Payment Bond of
50% will be required from the successful bidder in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama.
See County Website Current Bids at for Additional Requirements or contact Wendy Swann (334) 737-3674
Legal Run 5/29 & 6/5/19


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