2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Article 92 - Construction Bidding for Public Projects
§ 24-92-103.5. Construction of public projects - competitive sealed best value bidding

CO Rev Stat ยง 24-92-103.5 (2016) What's This?

(1) All construction contracts for public projects that do not receive federal moneys may be awarded through competitive sealed best value bidding pursuant to this section.

(2) An invitation for bids under competitive sealed best value bidding shall be made in the same manner as provided in section 24-92-103 (2), (3), and (4); except that adequate public notice of the invitation for bids shall be given at least thirty days prior to the date set forth therein for the opening of bids.

(3) The invitation for competitive sealed best value bids must identify the evaluation factors upon which the award will be made. When making the award determination, the responsible officer shall evaluate the factors specified in the invitation for bids and shall not evaluate any other factors other than those specified in the invitation for bids. The factors that must be included in the invitation for bids and that the responsible officer shall consider include, but need not be limited to:

(a) The project price stated in the bid;

(b) The bidder's design and technical approach to the public project;

(c) The experience, past performance, and expertise of the bidder and the bidder's primary subcontractors in connection with prior construction contracts, including its performance in the areas of cost, quality, schedule, safety, compliance with plans and specifications, and adherence to applicable laws and regulations;

(d) The bidder's project management plan for the construction contract that identifies the key management personnel that will be used for the project, the proposed project schedule, the bidder's quality control program and project safety program, financial resources, equipment, and any other information that demonstrates the bidder's competency to perform the contract, including technical qualifications and resources;

(e) The bidder's staffing plan;

(f) The bidder's safety plan and safety record;

(g) The bidder's job standards, including the bidder's method of personnel procurement, employment of Colorado workers, workforce development and long-term career opportunities of workers, the availability of training programs, including apprenticeships approved by the United States department of labor, the benefits provided to workers, including health care and defined benefit or defined contribution retirement benefits, and whether the bidder pays industry-standard wages; and

(h) The availability and use of domestically produced iron, steel, and related manufactured goods to execute the contract.

(4) The contract shall be awarded with reasonable promptness by written notice to the bidder whose bid is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the state and that represents the best overall value to the state, taking into consideration the price and other evaluation factors set forth in the invitation for bids in accordance with subsection (3) of this section. The contract file maintained by the state must contain the basis on which the award determination was made.

(5) A request for competitive sealed best value bids issued pursuant to this section must otherwise comply with the requirements of section 24-103-203 concerning competitive sealed proposals for nonconstruction contracts to the extent that such requirements do not conflict with this section. In the case of a conflict, the provisions of this section supersede.

(6) To ensure that the best value bidding process pursuant to this section is open and transparent to the greatest possible degree:

(a) After selection of most qualified participants, all statements of qualification shall be made available to the public; and

(b) After the contract has been awarded, all requests for proposals shall be made public with the score sheets used to make the bid selection, omitting any confidential corporate information.

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