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Due to the abundance of proposals for the RFQ for the Harry Byrd Highway Sports Complex, Darlington City Council has decided to short list the proposals to give themselves time to make an educated decision. The list is as follows in alphabetical order:

  • Dan Dodd PLA Fitfields
  • Keck + Wood
  • Mozingo + Wallace
  • Seamon Whiteside

Council has not set a particular date but will make the selection at its earliest convenience.


The City of Darlington requests bids for Design Build Services for the 1774 Harry Byrd Highway Recreation Complex.


The City of Darlington is pursuing a Qualifications Based selection process to secure the services of an experienced Design Team (“Firm”) for the city’s Recreation complex (“Project”) that will consist of 116.23 acres that is not yet named at 1775 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington SC 29532.

Services may include among other things, site and civil engineering design of all aspects and amenities that will be associated to the recreation complex. The amenities will include but not be limited to seven Multi-purpose baseball/softball fields lighted, walking trail, outdoor basketball court, skate park, tennis/pickleball court minimum of six lighted, volleyball area, picnic area, concession area, playground area, Disc Golf Course, walking trail, fishing area, RC track, and competitive go cart track.

The City’s tentative schedule for this Request for Qualifications is as follows:
RFQ Issue Date March 22, 2021
Non-Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference March 29, 2021
Cut-off Date for Questions April 5, 2021
Opening of Proposals April 23, 2021
Proposal Evaluations April 23-April 30, 2021
Selection of Design Team April 30, 2021
*The City reserves the right to delay or modify scheduled dates and will notify all identified proposers of such changes.

request for bids sports complex


A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on March 29 at 10:00 AM at Darlington City Hall- 400 Pearl Street to review the specifics of this solicitation.
Due to COVID meeting time may change depending on the number of inquiries we receive.

Interested parties can contact Gloria Pridgen, Interim City Manager, via email at gpridgen@cityofdarlington.com to register for updates and receive preliminary site information.

Addendum #1

Question: Is this project a design/build project?
At this time the City of Darlington is looking for design professionals only.

Addendum #2

Interim City Manager Mrs. Gloria Pridgen will serve as the point of contact for this RFQ as of March 31, 2021. She can be reached via email at gpridgen@cityofdarlington.com or by phone at 843-398-4000 x 102.