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Procurement Mission

Guided by high ethical standards, we support and facilitate the acquisition of goods and services, while promoting fair and open competition to obtain the best value for the county.

Bidding Opportunities

  • Consult the Bidding Opportunities currently open, and find information on how to respond to an Opportunity.

Procurement Policies

All Purchase Orders are subject to these terms and conditions.

Vendors will receive orders directly from the department or division placing the order.

Purchases for goods or services exceeding $100,000 require a formal competitive Invitation to Bid (ITB or BID), Request for Proposal (RFP) process, or the utilization of a cooperative contract such as WSCA and U.S. Communities.

Threshold increase

Boulder County’s threshold for formal procurements has changed in late 2023. Only procurements $100,000 and over necessitate the use of the formal process.

Invitation to Bid (ITB or BID) & Request for Proposal (RFP) Processes

Notices of both types of formal competitive processes are posted to the Bonfire Portal and listed in the county Bidding Opportunities. In some cases the county will utilize email, mail, journals, and newspapers to advertise and distribute ITBs and RFPs. However, the official way to receive these documents from Boulder County is through the RMePS.

Products and services that have a lesser adverse effect on human health and the environment, when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose, will receive greater consideration for purchase.

Other Information


Boulder County is exempt from paying sales and use tax.

Gifts and Gratuities

It is the policy of Boulder County that all employees, officers, or agents are prohibited from being financially interested directly or indirectly in the purchase from or the sale to the county of any land, materials or supplies. Soliciting or accepting any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, kickback or any items of monetary value from any person who has or is seeking to do business with Boulder County is prohibited.

Appointments with Procurement

Although every effort will be made to accommodate vendors who arrive unannounced, it is preferred that an appointment be made by phone or email in advance. This will help ensure that meetings are advantageous to both parties.

Contact Us


720-564-2718 (fax)


Office of Financial Management:
Courthouse West Wing 1st Floor,
2020 13th St.
Boulder, Colorado 80302
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Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

Boulder County Procurement
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306-0471