Bidding Opportunity
**The due date for this bidding opportunity has passed**

BCSO Land Mobile Radio Infrastructure Upgrade

Due Date: 08/18/2023 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: RFI #7480-23
Bidding Categories: Sheriff
Other Comments:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Boulder County is not soliciting quotes or services at this time. Rather, the County is seeking information to guide the County’s development of a potential request for proposals (RFP) for related services. Boulder County will not make any awards pursuant to this Request for Information and reserves the right to decline to issue any future solicitation. By submitting information in response to this Request for Information (RFI), you acknowledge and agree that the County may use the information to develop scopes of work and other specifications for future projects free of charge. Proprietary or confidential information should NOT be submitted. Submissions are subject to public disclosure under the Colorado Open Records Act, 24-72-201 et seq., C.R.S.


The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is modernizing the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) infrastructure as we shift from reactionary fixes to visionary planning. A modernized system will benefit all our residents and visitors by better supporting public safety workers, including BCSO deputies, 911 dispatchers, volunteer and full-time fire/rescue workers, rangers in Parks and Open Space, our colleagues in Public Works, and many others who serve Boulder County to protect lives and lands. We anticipate that this multi-year project will require building additional new (and renewing existing VHF/800MHz) two-way communications infrastructure sites served by a redundant and reliable public-safety grade IP network. Doing so will transform the traditional LMR sites to “Public Safety Technology Infrastructure” sites, which will combine the latest technology for LMR, public safety wireless broadband, wildfire surveillance camera systems, and other technology as it becomes available to help assure the safety of all within Boulder County. It is the expectation that this environment will immediately include solar power, terrestrial microwave, and satellite components while preparing for other technologies of the future. This effort will result in an effective voice and data system that provides significantly improved coverage throughout the county by leveraging multiple wireless bands and technology, affording interoperable communications locally, regionally, state-wide, and with federal resources in public safety, including fire/rescue, law enforcement, EMS, public works, and transportation services. Building this capacity will greatly enhance our ability to alert residents and visitors of danger and impending disasters, making Boulder County a safer place for all who live and visit here.

2.Written Inquiries

All inquiries regarding this RFI will be submitted via email to the Boulder County Purchasing Office at on or before 2:00 p.m., July 14, 2023. A response from the county to all inquiries will be posted and sent via email no later than July 21, 2023.

Do not contact any other county department or personnel with questions or for information regarding this solicitation.

3.Submittal Instructions

Submittals are due at the email box only, listed below, for time and date recording on or before 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time on August 4, 2023. – Changed to August 18, 2023, via addendum 1.

Please note that email responses to this solicitation are limited to a maximum of 50MB capacity.


Email; identified as RFI # 7480-23 in the subject line.

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RFI #7480-23

The attached addendum supersedes the original Information and Specifications regarding RFI # 7480-23 where it adds to, deletes from, clarifies or otherwise modifies. All other conditions and any previous addendums shall remain unchanged.

Responses will only be accepted electronically by emailing

Please note:

1.To access the files below, please fill out and return the non-disclosure agreement, attached separately, to

  • VHF site info for RFI.xlsx
  • BCCC VHF Receive.kmz
  • BCCC VHF Transmit.kmz\

2.The submittal due date has been extended to 2:00 p.m., August 18, 2023.

RFI #7480-23 Addendum 1

NDA RFI #7480-23