895-20P Collegewide Sign Fabrication and Installation

Agency: Colorado Mountain College
State: Colorado
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 238990 - All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
  • 339950 - Sign Manufacturing
Posted Date: May 8, 2020
Due Date: May 15, 2020
Solicitation No: 895-20P
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895-20P Collegewide Sign Fabrication and Installation

Issue Date: 04/28/2020 • Due Date: 05/15/2020

895-20P Addendum 001 (0.2 MiB)

895-20P Bid Sheet (70 KiB)

895-20P College-Wide Sign (0.4 MiB)

Electrical (22.9 MiB)

Specifications (15.1 MiB)


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College-Wide Sign Fabrication & Installation
CMC Purchasing Department
802 Grand Avenue / Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 / bids@coloradomtn.edu
#895-20P College-Wide Sign Fabrication & Installation
Section I: Introduction
Colorado Mountain College (“CMC”) is a statutory local college district established in 1965. The district
and service area cover 12,000 square miles in all or part of nine counties. CMC offers 77 certificates,
54 associate degrees and 5 bachelor’s degrees.
The long-standing investment from our communities allows us to keep our quality high, our tuition
affordable and our access wide open. Eleven world-class mountain locations in central Colorado enable
big-school opportunities in small, personal settings. Our unusually strong local partnerships create rich
experiences for real-world learning and careers. The result? Proven student success that makes
Colorado Mountain College a choice that’s uniquely smart. For additional information about CMC,
please go to www.coloradomtn.edu.
CMC reserves the right to make multiple awards resulting from this RFP or to award no contract at all.
CMC uses the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System (“BidNet”) to post solicitations and any supporting
or additional information, including Addenda, Bid Sheet, and awards. Proposals must be submitted
prior to close on BidNet. CMC cannot accept a response that did not come through the right channel
on time. Visit http://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado for help with customer service or other questions.
Please make sure to leave time for unexpected technical or other trouble. You are encouraged to
submit a day early. Sometimes submittals take longer to load than expected; if you run out of time
before you are finished with your entire upload CMC will not be presented with the response.
The only exception to the use of BidNet is that all questions from potential bidders must be submitted
to bids@coloradomtn.edu. Those questions will then be responded to by addendum posted to BidNet.
Please do not directly contact any member of CMC’s staff or faculty, or any member of the Selection
Committee other than the Buyer listed in this document regarding this proposal. Any attempt to do so
will result in your firm’s disqualification at the discretion of the Director of Purchasing and Contracts.
Colorado Mountain College’s Marketing Department at the Central Services location at 802 Grand Ave.,
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 is requesting quotes from qualified firms and/or individuals to permit,
fabricate and install exterior signage at many of the college’s campuses.
A contractor may submit a bid for any or all of the campuses.
Contractor shall fabricate and install all signage as described in the specifications attached for each
campus. Contractor will also process all necessary permitting and jurisdictional approvals, including
but not limited to electrical permit.
Specific Details:
Please refer to the specifications for the Dillon Campus. This design is a design spec that
captures the big picture of the materials CMC prefers for lit signage. The alignment of the logo
#895-20P College-Wide Sign Fabrication & Installation
(horizontal vs. vertical) varies from campus to campus. Restated – refer to each campus
specs to understand logo orientation, size, etc. Refer to Dillon specs for materials – brushed
For the non-lit signs, we also prefer the brushed aluminum.
Daktronics or equal with preference for an American manufacturer.
o Galaxy eCCB Series 19.8 mm Red LED Display.
Permit costs and State jurisdiction information.
Preference is for “stand alone” controls for each lighted sign. I.E., Not connected to the
campus’ light control system, if any, but rather that each lighted sign would have the control
equipment including a combination time clock with photoelectric daylight/nighttime sensor for
its operation.
Site Plans/Locates or just provide campus addresses.
All designs have been created based on jurisdictional sign codes. The applicable State Code
Authority is located at https://www.colorado.gov/dfpc.
Owner requires engineered stamped plans for both monument signs.
Painted vs a vinyl overlay is acceptable. Please note which is included in bid.
Documents Attached Include the Following:
Electrical Plans – these are the most recent that we have but may not be up to date. Please
bid best estimate for electrical costs with Owner knowledge that these will require on-site
investigation once awarded.
Campus Sign Specifications (with Notes).DFPC Permit Calculator.
Aerial location photos of monument signs at Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs.
As directed by the Director of Marketing as needed and upon budgetary approvals. Anticipated to
start on some summer of 2020.
The information provided herein is intended to assist Bidders with a proper response to this RFP. CMC
believes that this RFP provides interested Bidders with sufficient information to submit proposals that
meet minimum requirements. However, the RFP is not intended to limit a proposal’s content or to
exclude any relevant or essential data. Bidders are encouraged to include additional information that
will substantiate their service capabilities, product quality, and commitment to support your product or
service. Any exceptions or alternate offerings to this request must be communicated. CMC reserves
the sole right to determine what is considered to be “equivalent” or “equal”. CMC also reserves the right
to request samples for testing and evaluation.
Additionally, CMC recognizes you as the expert in this industry and we appreciate ideas that may
improve the design or implementation of our project. Please submit your bid to the specifications
provided and include information or ideas you may have that CMC should consider to improve our
project. Our selection committee will carefully review these ideas and we will contact you with questions.
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Section II: Timeline
A. TIMELINE MODIFICATION. CMC reserves the right to modify this timeline at any time. Any
changes will be posted to the CMC Purchasing Department’s website as soon as the information is
available. All times are Mountain.
Issue date
Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting
Questions and Clarifications Due (send to
Questions Answered
Request for Proposals (RFP) Due
Short List of Vendors Announced
Candidate Interview (if necessary – save the date)
Target Award Date (Subject to Change)
APRIL 28, 2020
MAY 5, 2020
MAY 8, 2020
MAY 15, 2020
MAY 22, 2020
4:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Section III: Instructions to Bidders
a. This process is expected to be competitive with numerous vendors participating. CMC
endeavors to provide a uniform distribution of information to vendors and conduct a fair selection
process. We ask that you please follow these instructions carefully. Any submittal that does not meet
the requirements set forth in this document and any addenda will not be considered by the Selection
b. Please upload your submittal to BidNet in one single PDF file (this may require you to convert
files and then combine them into the one PDF file) , including the following in this order:
1) Name, title, and contact information of the official representative submitting your proposal
along with legal company name, address, phone, and email.
2) RFP number and name as it appears on this document.
3) Number of years in business and brief description of your company’s experience and
qualifications. Please include resumes of professionals that you expect to have primary
responsibility if you win this award if possible.
4) Your bid on provided Excel Bid Sheet.
5) Proposed schedule for each sign (from point of jurisdictional approval to completion).
6) Warranty information.
7) Other information or supporting documentation that you think our selection committee
would benefit from reviewing in the decision process. Please submit as little as possible
but as much as necessary.
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8) Minimum of three references with contact information for recent work that is similar in
nature. Please also include photographs of the work completed on these projects and
description of process for submittal review, fabrication and installation.
9) Insurance certificate (For evidence of sample coverage only. Final compliant certificate
to be collected from successful bidder.).
c. Visit the Purchasing Department’s website at www.coloradomtn.edu/purchasing for additional
information on doing business with CMC.
d. Bidders should carefully read the information contained herein, and in any addenda, and submit
a complete proposal to all requirements and questions as directed.
e. Questions regarding this RFP should be submitted via email to bids@coloradomtn.edu. CMC
will attempt to answer all relevant questions submitted to this email address prior to the question
deadline in the timeline above. All such addenda issued by CMC prior to the time that proposals are
received shall be considered part of the RFP. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to view all documents
posted at BidNet. Inquiries seeking information that is already available from BidNet. Only those
inquiries that CMC replies to which are made by formal written addenda shall be binding. Oral and
other types of interpretations or clarifications will be without legal effect.
Once you’ve uploaded your response to BidNet per the instructions in this document the RFP
will be governed by the established timeline. CMC staff cannot see who or how many responses have
been submitted to BidNet prior to the closing date so we are unable to confirm receipt. However, you
may assume your upload was successful if BidNet accepts the document.
g. Along with your RFP submit a certificate of liability insurance per the attached requirements for
evidence only. If your proposal is successful and a contract awarded, a compliant certificate of insurance
will be required with all endorsements at that time.
h. CMC makes no guarantee that an award will be made as a result of this RFP, and reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all proposals, waive any formalities or technical inconsistencies, or delete
any item/requirements from this RFP or resulting contract when deemed to be in CMC’s best interest.
Representations made within the proposal will be binding on Bidder. Failure to comply with the
requirements contained in this RFP will result in the rejection of your proposal.
Bidder recognizes and understands that any costs incurred by the Bidder from submitting a
response to this RFP are the responsibility of the bidder.
Section IV: Selection Criteria
The Selection Committee for this project will evaluate proposals to identify the best value for CMC.
Specifically, the Selection Committee will select the successful Bidder based on the following criteria in
no order of importance:
a. Overall quality of response and services/products proposed
b. Company qualifications, experience and demonstration of technical and management

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