Bidding Opportunity
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Cal-Wood Fire Post Burn Cultural Resource Select Survey at Heil Valley Ranch Open Space

Due Date: 06/24/2021 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: RFP #7246-21
Bidding Categories: Parks and Open Space
Other Comments:


The Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department (BCPOS) is soliciting proposals to complete a post burn cultural resource select survey comprised of a combination of fifty-six (56) previously recorded cultural resources and six (6) previously unrecorded cultural resources on the Heil Valley Ranch Open Space located in Boulder County.

The Cal-Wood Fire started on October 17, 2020 and consumed approximately 4,400 open space acres in about 5 hours, mostly on the Heil Valley Ranch Open Space. As a result of the fire, Boulder County is the local sponsor for a US Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) for post-fire interventions aimed at reducing the potential for massive flooding and soil erosion during the 2021 summer season. Recovery operations include hazard tree removal, aerial mulching, erosion mitigation, and replacing damaged visitor amenities and park infrastructure including bridges, fencing, parking stops and signs. On April 13, 2021, NRCS completed SHPO consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR part 800) and the NRCS Colorado Prototype PA for the Heil Valley Ranch project area related to the EWP undertaking. BCPOS began EWP post-fire recovery operations on April 29, 2021 that will continue into September 2021.

As a result of the Cal-Wood fire, the southern side of Heil Valley Ranch is closed to the public and will remain closed to the public due to the EWP project activities and to ensure safe conditions at least through September 30, 2021. The northern side of the property remains open to on-trail use only for the Picture Rock Trail, Wild Turkey Trail, and Ponderosa Loop Trail during dry conditions. BCPOS closes these trails periodically due to muddy conditions.

BCPOS set up a Heil Valley Ranch Cal-Wood Fire Recovery webpage that contains post fire related updates:

BCPOS is the sole funding source for the Cal-Wood Post Burn Cultural Resource Select Survey without Federal or state grant funding or Federal permitting that would trigger Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR part 800). This Project is not funded by History Colorado or any other non-Boulder County funding agency. Prior to the start of this Project, BCPOS contacted History Colorado’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to inform them of this Project and will provide the results of the Project to SHPO as a courtesy.


The successful proposer will be required to enter into a Contract for Services and meet all insurance requirements as required prior to any work beginning.

All proposers are instructed to thoroughly review all the stated insurance requirements for this Project, the insurance requirements stated are the minimum and standard for Boulder County Government, for this Project. All hired contractors are required to meet the insurance requirements, as stated, for contracted services as part of the Boulder County contracting process. Owner/Sole Proprietors/Officer are not Exempt from the county’s insurance requirements and coverage limits. Please refer to the Insurance Requirements in this RFP.

In the event the selected contractor is unable to commence work as agreed to, the Boulder County Commissioners may rescind the bid award and proceed to award the contract to another proposer based on the RFP, re-bid the work, or proceed in any lawful manner the County deems necessary.


A Pre-proposal meeting will NOT be held for this Project.


The following documents are part of this RFP:

  1. Attachment A: Project Area Map
  2. Attachment B: Project Area Access Map
  3. Attachment C: Project Area Topographical Map
  4. Attachment D: Consultant Specifications for Cultural Resource GIS Spatial Data
  5. Attachment E: Data Sharing Agreement
  6. Attachment F: Sample Contract


All inquiries regarding this RFP will be submitted via email to the Boulder County Purchasing Office at on or before 2:00 p.m. June 16, 2021. A response from the county to all inquiries will be posted and sent via email no later than June 21, 2021.

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


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 June 24, 2021.

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


RFP #7246-21

RFP Addendum 1 #7246-21