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

Justice40 Guidelines and Structures

Due Date: 08/17/2023 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: RFP #7490-23
Bidding Categories: Office of Sustainability, Climate and Resilience
Other Comments:

1.Purpose/Background

The Boulder County Office of Sustainability Climate Action and Resilience (OSCAR) in partnership with other municipalities and organizations across the region seek informational and community input guidance on Justice40 policy implementation.

  • We plan to hire a consultant to support this process and to undertake the following work:
    • Review current practices and insights from subject matter experts across the nation and internationally to better define how to best approach the Justice40 objective;
    • Share these current practices through a presentation or workshop designed to provide community-based insights tailored to Colorado’s unique context;
    • Facilitate a process to co-create a standardized approach to budgetary audits as well as a transparent way to share findings from these audits with community;
    • Develop and execute a community engagement process to ensure that community leaders and the public are meaningfully involved in what constitutes the “benefits” of a program.
    • Create an Iterative Process to continually incorporate feedback.
    • Compile a comprehensive recommendation document for Boulder County and Partners. The document should include:
      • Suggestions on new structures for J40 oversight, guidance, and/or authority
      • Suggestions on transparency, practices, and engagement with Disproportionately Impacted Communities
      • Suggestions and recommendations on budget guidelines, formalized definitions, and other policy considerations.

2.Written Inquiries

All inquiries regarding this RFP will be submitted via email to the Boulder County Purchasing Office at purchasing@bouldercounty.gov on or before 2:00 p.m., July 27, 2023. A response from the county to all inquiries will be posted and sent via email no later than July 31, 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 17, 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.

NO ZIP FILES OR LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES WILL BE ACCEPTED. THIS INCLUDES GOOGLE DOCS AND SIMILAR SITES. ALL SUBMITTALS MUST BE RECEIVED AS AN ATTACHMENT (E.G. PDF, WORD, EXCEL).

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 purchasing@bouldercounty.gov; identified as RFP # 7490-23 in the subject line.

All RFPs 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 RFP 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.

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RFP #7490-23

The attached addendum supersedes the original Information and Specifications regarding RFP # 7490-23 where it adds to, deletes from, clarifies or otherwise modifies. All other conditions and any previous addendums shall remain unchanged.

RFP #7490-23 Addendum 1