81601 | 02/18/2020 | Ad id: 8-0000552153-01

Bid Number 2020-007

The City of Glenwood Springs is solicitating proposals from experienced and qualified firms for Fiber Optic Network Construction Services. Sealed proposals will be received at the City of Glenwood Springs, in the office of the Procurement Department, First Floor, in City Hall, 101 West 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, until 4:00 p.m., (local time), March 17, 2020, at which time proposals will be publicly acknowledged, and a list of firms who submitted proposals will be made available. Proposals may also be submitted electronically to Email Me no later than the required time and date. Include the Bid title and Bid number BD 2020-007 in the subject line of the email.
Request for Proposal bid documents may be inspected and are available at the City of Glenwood Springs, Procurement Department, 101 West 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (970-384-6445). Proposal bid documents will be available on February 18, 2020.

There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference held on February 27, 2020, at 11:00 am. Location of this pre-bid meeting will be in City Hall, third floor training room, 101 W. 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601. Participating contractors must attend this pre-bid meeting, or they will not be allowed to bid on this project. Participating contractors will be allowed to call in on a telephone conference call. Those wishing to participate in the conference call must contact Ricky Smith, at 970-945-6445, one day prior to the pre-bid meeting date and request the call-in number.

In order to receive an award for the Fiber Optic Network Construction Services RFP the Contractor must have successfully met the requirements of pre-qualification as described herein. Bids received from bidders who are not pre-qualified will not be opened. A Contractor must possess adequate tenacity, perseverance, experience, integrity, reliability, capacity, facilities, equipment, and credit. The determination of whether a contractor possesses these criteria is at the sole discretion of the City Manager. Additional criteria for pre-qualification are as follows and must be delivered to the City's Procurement Department, First Floor, 101 West 8th St., Glenwood Springs, 81601, no later than 5:00 p.m. (local time), March 6, 2020:

1. Demonstrated record of successful and timely completion of work awarded during the last five years and a minimum of three projects specific to the type of work included in the Scope of Work.
2. Experience shall include aerial and underground fiber construction.
3. Demonstrated ability to bond projects of this size.
4. Attendance of the Mandatory pre-bid meeting
Prequalified firms will receive final network designs for completion of their proposals. Prequalified firms cannot share information the City has deemed as proprietary and/or confidential. Firms must receive written permission from the City prior to sharing any information on network designs. .

This solicitation for proposals may be canceled by the City of Glenwood Springs, and any request for proposals may be rejected in whole or in part for good cause when in the best interests of the City of Glenwood Springs. The City of Glenwood Springs reserves the right to reject any or all request for proposals or accept what is, in its judgment, the best request for proposal. Award shall be made to the responsible offeror whose request for proposal is determined to be the most advantageous to the City, taking into consideration the evaluation factors set forth in the request for proposal.

Published: February 18, 2020 and March 5, 2020 in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.