Vendors are critical to completing projects and Platte River is continuously screening vendors who wish to work with us. When hiring vendors, Platte River uses a process that supports our mission to deliver safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado.

Contracting standards

Platte River is a joint action agency and political subdivision of
the state of Colorado and prohibits certain terms and conditions in contracts. Deviations from these requirements may affect vendor selection and delay the contracting process.

Contracting standards

Resource RFPs

Vendors seeking to review and respond to generation resource requests for proposals (RFP) should review the RFP page linked below. All generation resource RFPs -- including both dispatchable and renewable resources -- are posted to this page.

View Resource RFPs

Formal bid solicitations

Platte River uses the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to post requests for information, requests for proposals (excluding generation resources), and invitations to bid. This system provides convenient online access for Platte River and more than 200 other local agencies throughout Colorado..

View bids and register

Purchase order

Platte River purchase orders are subject to the terms and conditions linked below. Please read and review carefully.

Purchase order terms and conditions

Vendor financial review form

To be considered for a project over $100,000, all bidding entities must undergo a financial review by Platte River to determine if the bidding entity has adequate financial resources to meet the proposal obligations.

Financial review form

Vendor Safety

Platte River has a comprehensive safety program and hires only vendors who operate safely. Any vendor interested in bidding on a current or future project that will require onsite physical work with Platte River must complete the vendor safety qualification form.

Requirements and forms

Crossing license application

Platte River owns critical infrastructure that an outside party may need to cross. Applicants wishing to cross Platte River facilities with their own facilities must complete and submit a crossing license application and pay a non-refundable $250.00 application fee. Platte River must approve all crossings before installation.

Crossing license application