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News Release

Larimer County seeks experts to conduct a broadband feasibility study

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Mar 15, 2017

Contact Information:

Drew Davis
Larimer Broadband Program Manager
ddavis@larimer.org
(v) 970.231.6965

 Prospective vendors invited to submit requests for proposal

 
Larimer County is seeking qualified experts to complete a feasibility study for its Larimer Broadband Program and has released a Request for Proposal [RFP] http://www.larimer.org/bids/  from prospective vendors as the first step toward accomplishing community broadband goals.
Proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m., March 31, 2017. RFP questions may be submitted to Larimer County purchasing agent Les Brown, at brownxld@larimer.org no later than 10 a.m. March, 24, 2017.
 
On November 8, 2016, Larimer County voters passed an exemption to Senate Bill 05-152 (SB 152), which had prohibited the County from engaging in the provision of telecommunication services like broadband internet access. Larimer County now joins the Town of Wellington, Town of Estes Park, and City of Loveland in benefitting from this exemption, opening up possibilities for partnering and collaboration.
 
Prospective vendors are invited to attend an optional pre-proposal meeting at 12:30 p.m., March 22, 2017, in the Lake Loveland Conference Room 2nd Floor, Larimer County Courthouse Offices Building, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins, Colorado.  The meeting will cover Larimer Broadband, expectations for the feasibility study, long-term County broadband objectives, and offer an opportunity to ask questions. There is a remote access option for meeting participation, with a registration deadline of 2 p.m. MST March 20, 2017, using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/38zqR4AFaQl8h9wp1
 
Questions about Larimer County’s broadband program can be directed to:
Drew Davis
Larimer Broadband Program Manager
ddavis@larimer.org              
(v) 970.231.6965
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