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Beaufort Regional Chamber VCB Reviewing Proposals for Northern Beaufort County Conference Center Charette

(Beaufort, SC) – The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau has received bids in response to a request for proposal to conduct a charette for a conference center in Northern Beaufort County from the following firms: Allison Ramsey Architects, Brown Design Studio, Coast Architects, LS3P Associates, LTD, and Montgomery Architecture & Planning, Inc.

The Conference Center Committee, in conjunction with the Visitor & Convention Bureau Board of Directors is evaluating the proposals to select a firm for developing and conducting the charrette services, along with providing a list of potential conference center locations. The purpose of the charette is to specifically address two items:
1)  Evaluate and Rank prospective locations for the conference center
2)  Estimate the appropriate size of the facility based upon a preliminary program to be provided by the Committee.

The committee members have received copies of the proposals and will be reviewing and scoring them according to criteria as set forth in the RFP.  The Committee will reconvene on April 30th to discuss proposals and compile scores to determine which firm will be awarded the contract for the charette.

The selection criteria for the proposals include the following components:
1) Demonstrate a proven ability to manage a Charette process
2) Previous experience with site selection
3) Knowledge of Beaufort, Port Royal and Sea Islands area
4) Previous experience with the sitting and design of conference centers
5) Fee proposal

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Convention Bureau is the Designated Marketing Organization (DMO) for the city of Beaufort, the town of Port Royal and the Sea Island regions of northern Beaufort County.  The VCB partners with a wide variety of private and public organizations, businesses and government to market the lodging and hospitality industries to increase the area’s economic development and improve the quality of life for its residents.


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