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

HR Discrimination Investigation Firm

Due Date: 07/28/2023 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: SOQ #7473-23
Bidding Categories: Human Resources
Other Comments:


Boulder County seeks proposals from qualified Human Resources or law firms to pre-qualify for as-needed contract work performing third-party investigations into employee claims of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation and/or discrete facilitated discussions/coaching related to equity, diversity, cultural responsiveness, and/or inclusion. Through this Solicitation of Qualifications (“SOQ”) the county will create a pool of qualified firms that are asked to be available on a per-investigation or per-facilitation, as-needed basis.

Successful respondents will be awarded an initial, on-going 2-year contract, subject to renewal at the county’s discretion. No minimum is guaranteed based on selection from this SOQ.

Specifications and a sample contract are attached.

2.Written Inquiries

All inquiries regarding this SOQ will be submitted via email to the Boulder County Purchasing Office at on or before 2:00 p.m. July 10, 2023. A response from the county to all inquiries will be posted and sent via email no later than July 18, 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 July 28, 2023. Vendors must answer whether line-item pricing information submitted with a bid is confidential or closely held.

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


Electronic Submittals must be received in the email box listed below. Submittals sent to any other box will NOT be forwarded or accepted. This email box is only accessed on the due date of your questions or proposals. Please use the Delivery Receipt option to verify receipt of your email. It is the sole responsibility of the proposer to ensure their documents are received before the deadline specified above. Boulder County does not accept responsibility under any circumstance for delayed or failed email or mailed submittals.

Email; identified as SOQ # 7473-23 in the subject line.

All SOQs must be received and time and date recorded by authorized county staff by the above due date and time. Sole responsibility rests with the proposer to see that their SOQ response is received on time at the stated location(s). Any responses received after due date and time will be returned to the proposer.

The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all responses, 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 the County of Boulder, State of Colorado.

Contractors and their employees, subcontractors, and agents must comply with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, ordinances, orders, and codes, as well as Boulder County policies, guidelines, and protocols.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Americans with Disabilities Act: If you need special services provided for under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact the Boulder County ADA Coordinator or Human Resources office at (303) 441-3525 as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for service delivery ahead of applicable due dates.

SOQ #7473-23

The attached addendum supersedes the original Information and Specifications regarding SOQ # 7473-23 where it adds to, deletes from, clarifies or otherwise modifies. All other conditions and any previous addendums shall remain unchanged.

SOQ #7473-23 Addendum