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Current Request for Proposals

Oak View Group is seeking proposals from firms interested in providing IT Services for the XL Center. The XL Center is a multi-purpose arena located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut 06103.  It is owned by the City of Hartford, managed by the Capital Region Development Authority under a lease with the city, and operated by Oak View Group.

This RFP invitation solicits formal proposals from qualified bidders with the capabilities and experience as a Managed IT Service Provider with strong AV experience to provide IT contracted services and AV game/event support for the XL Center’s mixed environment.  The XL Center seeks a bidder that will be able to provide all tiers of IT support and AV support with their own in-house staff or union resources.  Will further be able to provide 7 days a week, onsite support for both IT and AV issues.


This RFP is a solicitation only and not a contract or commitment of any kind.  Bidders are responsible for any information or administrative costs incurred from participating in this RFP process (examples include time spent, printing, travel, etc.).


Submission for the Request for Proposal can be submitted to Pearson Davis, Assistant General Manager of the XL Center, at Pearson.Davis@oakviewgroup.com


Timeline and Deadlines

  • Site Walkthrough for Bidders: 11/20/23 at 10AM

  • Location: XL Center Atrium, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford CT 06103.
  • Please walk into the building off of Trumbull Street under the large video marquee board out front.
  • RFI Questions Due By: 11/27/23
  • RFP Bid Due Date: 12/8/23                          
  • RFP Award: 12/15/23
  • Contract Start: 1/1/24