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

Fruit and Veg Longmont

Due Date: 03/30/2022 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: RFI #7329-22
Bidding Categories: Public Health
Other Comments:

1. PURPOSE/BACKGROUND.

Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) is seeking grocery, market and farm retail locations in the City of Longmont to expand a fruit and vegetable voucher program that was launched at the Longmont Farmers Market in 2021. BCPH will work with community partners to distribute the fruit/vegetable vouchers to under-resourced City of Longmont residents. BCPH anticipates distributing at least $140,000 in fruit and vegetable vouchers. Grocery and market retailers will accept the fruit/vegetable vouchers distributed by community partners and BCPH will reimburse retailers for vouchers redeemed at their location on a monthly basis.

2. WRITTEN INQUIRIES.

If you have any questions regarding this RFI, you must submit them via email to the Boulder County Purchasing Office (purchasing@bouldercounty.org) on or before 2:00 p.m., March 16, 2022. A response from Boulder County on all inquiries received will be subsequently posted on https://bouldercounty.gov/government/bids-and- purchasing/bid-opportunities and on the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System and sent out via email no later than March 23, 2022.

Please do not contact any other Boulder County department or personnel with questions or to request information regarding this RFI solicitation. Inquiries received will NOT be forwarded to the Purchasing Office.

3. SUBMITTAL

a. Submittal Requirements: In order for RFI submittals to be accepted for consideration by Boulder County:

      1. All bids must be submitted using one of the two methods outlined below in “Submission Instructions.”
      2. All bids must be received, and time/date recorded by authorized Boulder County staff before the established RFI due date and
      3. NO LATE SUBMITTALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If your RFI bid is received after the established RFI due date and time for any reason, your proposal will automatically be rejected and returned to you – there are NO EXCEPTIONS. Boulder County does not accept responsibility under any circumstance for delayed or failed RFI
      4. You must include all required documents with your RFI bid, including but not limited to:
        • RFI Submittal Checklist (included in RFI package)
        • RFI Signature Page (included in RFI package)
        • Certificates of insurance, if applicable
        • W-9
      5. It is the sole responsibility of RFI bidders to ensure that your RFI submittals are received by Boulder County before the deadline, as detailed in “Submission Instructions”
      6. The Board of County Commissioners (“Board”) reserves the right to reject any and all RFI bids; to waive any informalities or irregularities therein; and to accept the proposal that, in the opinion of the Board, is in the best interest of the Board and of Boulder County, Colorado.

b. Submission Instructions: All RFI submittals must be received by Boulder County for time and date recording on or before 2:00 m., MST, on March 30, 2022, by the following method:

Electronic, via Email:

        • Maximum size of submittal is 50mb
        • NO ZIP FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED
        • Electronic submittals must be emailed to purchasing@bouldercounty.org:
          • Submittals emailed to any other mailbox will NOT be accepted or forwarded
          • This email box will ONLY be monitored by Boulder County on the due dates for: 1) RFI inquiries; and 2) RFI submission.
        • You must include RFI #7329-22 in your email subject line
        • Please use the delivery receipt option to verify receipt of your email.

RFI #7329-22