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Bidding Opportunity
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Short-Term Rental Licensing & Enforcement Services

Due Date: 01/19/2021 2:00 pm
Bidding Number: RFP #7195-20
Bidding Categories: Community Planning and Permitting
Other Comments:


Boulder County Community Planning and Permitting (CP&P) seeks a proposal from qualified vendors to assist with licensing and compliance monitoring of short-term dwelling rentals in unincorporated Boulder County.

CP&P initially adopted regulations for short-term rentals in 2008. Since 2008 short-term rentals have proliferated in ways that both benefit and burden unincorporated Boulder County. CP&P is particularly concerned about balancing those benefits and burdens, maintaining housing stock and housing affordability, better addressing land use impacts of short-term rentals, and providing more enforcement of short-term rental regulations. Then, 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.

The Licensing Ordinance, No. 2020-01 (draft presented to the BOCC Dec. 3, 2020 but not yet finalized), attached as Exhibit A, aims to facilitate safe accommodations, address potential negative impacts to neighbors and the community, and provide more effective enforcement mechanisms for short-term rentals.

CP&P is issuing this Request for Proposals to help implement the Licensing Ordinance. To learn more about the 2020 updates to Boulder County’s short-term rental regulations please visit

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. January 7, 2021. A response from the county to all inquiries will be posted and sent via email no later than January 12, 2021.

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

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 January 19, 2021.

RFP #7195-20

The attached addendum supersedes the original Information and Specifications regarding RFP # 7195-20 where it adds to, deletes from, clarifies or otherwise modifies. All other conditions and any previous addendums shall remain unchanged.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, BIDS will only be accepted electronically by emailing

RFP #7195-20 Addendum 1