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

Short-Term Rental Licensing & Enforcement Services

Due Date: 08/10/2023 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: RFP #7493-23
Bidding Categories: Community Planning and Permitting
Other Comments:

1. Purpose/Background
Boulder County Community Planning and Permitting (CP&P) seeks a proposal from qualified vendors to provide monitoring of licensing and compliance for short-term and vacation rentals in unincorporated Boulder County.

CP&P initially adopted regulations for short-term and vacation rentals in 2008. Since 2008 short-term and vacation rentals have proliferated in ways that both benefit and burden unincorporated Boulder County. CP&P aims to balance those benefits and burdens, maintain housing stock and housing affordability, better address land use impacts of short-term rentals, and provide more enforcement of short-term and vacation rental regulations and requirements. In March 2020, the Colorado State Legislature passed bill HB-20-1093 authorizing counties to license short-term rentals. As a result, in 2020 the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted a two-pronged approach to regulate short- term rentals: first, text amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code and second, a Licensing Ordinance. These items will work together to regulate rentals in unincorporated Boulder County and balance the competing values of housing stock and affordability, a tourism economy, and the health, safety, and welfare of Boulder County residents. Boulder County updated Land Use Code regulations related to Short-Term Dwelling and Vacation Rentals in 2021. The final text amendments were signed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on January 5, 2021, and became effective February 7, 2021. Licensing for short-term rentals began on March 1, 2021, and compliance and outreach began in March 2022.

The Licensing Ordinance, No. 2020-01 attached as Exhibit A, aims to facilitate safe accommodations, address potential negative impacts to neighbors and communities, and provide more effective enforcement mechanisms for short-term rentals.

CP&P is issuing this Request for Proposals to help ensure compliance with the Licensing Ordinance and Land Use Code. To learn more about the Boulder County’s short-term and vacation rental regulations please visit An update of the current regulatory scheme is underway.

2. Written Inquiries
All inquiries regarding this RFP will be submitted via email to the Boulder County Purchasing Office at on or before 2:00 p.m. August 1, 2023. A response from the county to all inquiries will be posted and sent via email no later than August 4, 2023.

Please 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 10, 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 RFP #7493-23 in the subject line.

RFP #7493-23