Public Notices: July 9, 2020

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CDOT #BRO C490-007 – PROJECT # 23510


PROJECT NAME AND LOCATION:  Rio Blanco County Road (CR) 73 Bridge Replacement, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Project No. BRO C490-007 Construction Project Code No. 23510.  This project is located on CR 73 which is north of Colorado State Highway 64 Mile Post 34.5 on Rio Blanco County right-of-way in the County of Rio Blanco, Colorado crossing the White River.  Construction will take place entirely within the Rio Blanco County’s right-of-way.  Construction specifications will follow the “2019 Colorado Department of Transportation’s Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Construction”.  Project Special Revisions and Standard Provisions applicable to this project are included with the Bid Package.  

SCOPE OF WORK:  The project consists of construction of a new structure adjacent to the existing structure and using the existing structure and road alignment as an in-place detour.  The Contractor shall obtain a permit for Stormwater Management during construction.  The permit shall be transferred to Rio Blanco County after project is accepted by Rio Blanco County.  The Erosion Control Supervisor will be provided by Rio Blanco County and will monitor the SWMP.  Traffic Control Management (TCS) will be provided by Rio Blanco County as required along County Road 73.

This project includes funding by a CDOT-administered FHWA Grant, but due to project location and road classification the project is exempt from Davis-Bacon wage requirements.  There will be 2% DBE contracting goals and 0 hours of On the Job Training.  

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS:  Contract Documents shall be available on July 2, 2020 at, on the County’s website at . 

BIDDER QUALIFICATIONS:  Vendors must be listed on the most current CDOT Pre-qualified Contractor Listing.

PROJECT ENGINEER AND QUESTIONS:  Van Pilaud, County Engineer, (970) 878-9590, Fax (970) 878-3396.  All Bidders are advised to examine the site and become familiar with all conditions.  Any questions regarding this Project are to be directed in writing to Van Pilaud before noon on July 23, 2020 at the above address or fax number.  

WORK SCHEDULE:  The Project shall start after the Notice to Proceed is issued and be completed according to the contract document. 

MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING:  Bidders must attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting:  July 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker.  

BID SUBMITTALS:  Bidder shall submit sealed bids for this project which shall include all information required by the contract documents.  Bids shall have Bidder’s name and address and “SEALED BID-CR 73 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT CDOT #BRO C490-007 PROJECT # 23510” printed on the outside.  

Each bid must include a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Rio Blanco County, or by a bid bond in like amount executed by a surety company.  The Bid Form must be complete with unit bid prices for each item.  The Bid Form must also be signed.  CDOT Forms 606, 1413, and 1414 shall be included.  If any of these items are missing, the bid will be considered non-responsive.

Mailed bids are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, July 27, 2020.  Do not depend on overnight delivery.

Hand delivered bids will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on July 28, 2020.  

Mailing:  RBC Commissioners, Attn:  Vicky Edwards, P.O. Box 599, Meeker, CO  81641

Hand-delivery address: RBC Commissioners, 555 Main St. 3rd Floor Meeker, CO  81641

BID OPENING:  Bids shall be opened and read in public at 11:15 A.M. on July 28, 2020 at the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor in Meeker.  Bids submitted after 11:00 A.M. shall be returned unopened.  Bids submitted and opened shall not be withdrawn for 30 days thereafter.

BID AWARD:  The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids; to waive any informalities in bids; and to accept the bid that, in the opinion of the Board, is in the best interest of the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado.  


An EEO-1 Report must still be submitted to the Joint Reporting Committee if the contractors and subcontractors meet the eligibility requirements (29 CFR 1602.7); we will no longer require certification.  For additional information regarding these federal requirements, please refer to:

Rio Blanco County, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 US.C. SS 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.


Dated: June 29, 2020

By: Jeff Rector, Chairman  

Published: July 2 and 9, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times


Board of County Commissioners of

Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse

555 Main Street, 3rd Floor Hearing Room

Meeker, Colorado 81641

Tentative Agenda July 14, 2020

Public Comment:  Any member of the public may address the Board on matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Board. If you are addressing the Board regarding a matter listed on the Agenda, you are requested to make your comments when the Board takes that matter. Please limit your comments to three minutes per member or five minutes per group. The public comment time is not for questions and answers. It is your time to express your views.

1. 11:00 a.m. Call to order: 

    A. Pledge of Allegiance

    B. Changes to July 14, 2020 Agenda



    C. Move to approve the July 14, 2020 Agenda including any changes. 

2. CONSENT AGENDA July 14, 2020

Items of routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the consent agenda. Any Commissioner or member of the audience may request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately on the regular agenda prior to action being taken by the Board on the Consent Agenda.

    A. Move to approve the below listed items of the Consent Agenda.

   B. Consideration of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, Meeting Minutes of June 23, 2020.

   C. Consideration of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, Special Meeting Minutes of June 29, 2020.

  D. Approval of the Assessors Quarterly Abatement Report of June 2020.

     E. Consideration of the Financial Management Report for June 2020.

   F. Consideration of the DHS EBT Register and Warrant Register for June 2020.

 G. Consideration of the Motor Vehicle Publication Report for June 2020.


   A. Move to approve/deny a Final Contractor Settlement between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and CKC Field Service, LLC dba CKC Asphalt, for the 2020 Crackfill Project, in an amount not to exceed $1,402.63.

   B. Move to approve/deny a County Retail Liquor License for Kum & Go.

   C. Discussion of Resolution 2019-09, Managing Commissioner Resolution.

     D. Move to approve/deny the Museum Root Beer Float event plan. Approved out of session. 

    E. Discussion of an additional FTE for Public Health pursuant to CARES Act funding. 

Move to approve/deny an additional FTE for Public Health.

    F. Move to approve/deny a property damage settlement and release for Claim # BA191147 reimbursing the County in the amount of $9,547.83 for damages to RBC CR 5.


   A. Move to award the Rangely Airport Drainage Project to Phoenix Industries, in an amount not to exceed $172,540.96.


   A. Move to approve/deny the Third Amendment to and Extension of the AAA Grant Award #20-11-16 between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado, for the Rio Blanco SS – White River Roundup project, in an amount not to exceed $107,151.41.

   B. Move to approve/deny a Planned Maintenance Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and Cummins Inc., for maintenance of County generators in an amount not to exceed $9,759.65.

   C. Move to approve/deny an Emergency Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and Servpro for the Fairfield Center Flood Mitigation in the amount of $34,900.49. Signed out of session.


   A. Move to approve/deny Resolution 2020-17, a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, rescinding/modifying Resolution 2019-09, which established the office of Managing Commissioner.

   B. Move to approve/deny Resolution 2020-18, a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, selectively freezing employee hiring and promotion absent board approval.


   A. Road & Bridge Report – Dave Morlan

   B. Public Comment

   C. County Commissioners Updates

  D. Move to go into Executive Session pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(b) to conference with the Rio Blanco County Attorney, Todd M. Starr, for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions and §24-6-402(4)(e) C.R.S. determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations: developing strategy for negotiations: and instructing negotiators.


    A. None


The agenda is provided for informational purposes only; all times are approximate. Agenda items will normally be considered in the order they appear on the agenda. However, the Board may alter the Agenda, take breaks during the meeting, work through the noon hour and even continue an item for a future meeting date. The Board, while in session, may consider other items that are brought before it. Scheduled items may be continued if the Board is unable to complete the Agenda as scheduled. 

The next regular Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 21, 2020 in the 

Rio Blanco County Annex Building, 17497 Hwy 64, Rangely, Colorado   81648.  Please check the County’s website for information at If you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9431 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made. 

Published: July 9, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times 




 The Regular Town Council Meeting of July 14, 2020 will be cancelled. 

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:00pm 

Thank You!

By:  Marybel Cox, Clerk/Treasurer

Published: July 9, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times


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