Business and Contract Opportunities

To provide greater transparency and awareness of opportunities at Denver Water, we are currently in the process of posting all proposals and bids greater than $50,000 on our website, which are broken out into three categories: (1) Engineering, (2) Purchasing and (3) Other. Proposals, bids and other opportunities (e.g., RFPs, RFQs, IFBs, etc.) change frequently. Please check back often.

Engineering Contract Opportunities

Denver Water’s Engineering division solicits bids for various projects each year, including work on pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, bridges and buildings. Unless otherwise noted, construction project bid advertisements and contract documents including all specifications, plans, bid documents, advanced prequalified lists and prequalification forms are accessible through QuestCDN.

Engineering has identified several upcoming contracting opportunities in support of our 2017 capital plan, many of which have defined goals for PDF document MWBE participation.

Available Opportunities:

FERC Required Dam Drain Cleaning
Contract or Solicitation Number 17023A
Solicitation Description

Denver Water will be soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to perform video inspection and high-pressure water jetting to clean the foundation drains at Gross Dam and Strontia Springs Dam.  There are approximately 105 foundation drains in Gross Dam and approximately 120 foundation drains in Strontia Springs Dam, for a combined total of approximately 28,000 linear feet of drains to be inspected and cleaned.  The foundation drains have an inside diameter of approximately 3 inches and range in length from approximately 40 feet to approximately 190 feet.  Required water jetting pressure is 10,000 to 20,000 psi.

In order to propose on this Project, General Contractors must be listed on Denver Water’s Security Prequalification Contractor List and must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience inspecting and high-pressure water jetting (10,000 – 20,000 psi) dam foundation drains.
  • Completed 3 similar or larger projects within past 5 years (references required).

The anticipated proposal and project schedule is as follows:

  • April 11, 2017 — Issue Proposal Documents
  • April 25, 2017 — Pre-Proposal Meeting and Site Visit
  • May 2, 2017 — Proposals Due
  • May 24, 2017 — Selected Contractor Recommendation to the Board
  • June 9, 2017 — Notice to Proceed Issued to Selected Contractor
  • October 31, 2017 — Substantial Completion
  • November 30, 2017 — Final Completion

Please contact Casey Dick, Project Manager, at 303-628-6534 or for more information.

Post Date March 13, 2017
Due Date None
Solicitation Document(s) None
North System Renewal Water Treatment Plant (NSRWTP)
Contract or Solicitation Number N/A
Solicitation Description Design Packages (DP) Request for Proposal (RFP) Informational Sheet
Post Date April 29, 2016
Due Date None
Solicitation Document(s)

PDF document Updated Procurement Performance Schedule

Current Purchasing Contract Opportunities

A department within Denver Water may require specific services or supplies. Our Purchasing section, acting as a agent, conducts the formal solicitation process. In most cases, our Purchasing section uses the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System (RMEPS) to solicit bidder’s proposals. Interested parties who want to do business with Denver Water Purchasing should sign up through RMEPS. There is no cost to join. However, if interested parties wish to be notified automatically of Denver Water Purchasing bid opportunities, a nominal fee is required by RMEPS. Unless otherwise noted, all pertinent documents can be accessed through RMEPS.

Available Opportunities:

Excavating, Hydro-jetting, Vacuuming and Potholing
Contract or Solicitation Number 17057A
Solicitation Description Denver Water is soliciting an invitation for bid for excavating, hydro-jetting, vacuuming and potholing.
Post Date March 23, 2017
Due Date April 7, 2017, 10 a.m. MDT
Solicitation Document(s) Please go to Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
Asphalt Paving Project
Contract or Solicitation Number 17095A
Solicitation Description Asphalt paving for Denver Water’s Dillon headquarters.
Post Date March 20, 2017
Due Date March 30, 2017
Solicitation Document(s) Please go to Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
Water Conservation Program for Low Income and Non-Profit Customers
Contract or Solicitation Number 17008A
Solicitation Description Denver Water is seeking information for the execution and administration of its Water Conservation Program for Low Income and Non-Profit Customers (the “Program”). The purpose of this program is to provide water conservation services, retrofits and education to qualified low-income and non-profit customers within Denver Water’s combined service area. Based on the information received in responses to this RFI, Denver Water may solicit a formal Request for Proposals to obtain pricing and further information.
Post Date March 15, 2017
Due Date April 14, 2017
Solicitation Document(s) Please go to Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
Sodium Bisulfite
Contract or Solicitation Number 16933A
Solicitation Description Invitation for bid for 40% sodium bisulfite to be delivered in 400 gallon totes and 55 gallon drums.
Post Date March 15, 2017
Due Date March 31, 2017
Solicitation Document(s) Please go to Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
Tire, Tire Repair, and Alignment Services
Contract or Solicitation Number 17024A
Solicitation Description

Denver Water is soliciting a request for proposal for tires, tire repair, and alignment services.

Post Date March 14, 2017
Due Date April 4, 2017, 11 a.m. MDT
Solicitation Document(s) Please go to Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
Telecom Services Consultant RFP
Contract or Solicitation Number 17041A
Solicitation Description The Board is soliciting proposals for a telecom services consultant.
Post Date March 1, 2017
Due Date March 27, 2017, 3 p.m. MDT
Solicitation Document(s) Please go to Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System

Potential Future Purchasing Contract Opportunities

Some of these contracts are for one-time or project-based services that may not be repeated, are subject to an approved manufacturers list, or may be extended with the current supplier. Appearance on this list does not guarantee a contract opportunity will be forthcoming. In most cases, the Solicitation (IFB, RFP) will occur 3 to 4 months before the contract expiration date.

PDF document Denver Water Purchasing: Potential 2017 Contract Opportunities

Other Contract Opportunities

Denver Water divisions other than Engineering or Purchasing may solicit contracts for bids and proposals.

There are no solicitation opportunities at this time.