Vendors are critical to completing projects and Platte River is continuously accepting 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.

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Purchase order

Platte River purchase orders are subject to the linked purchase order terms and conditions for goods and services. Please read and review carefully.

PO terms and conditions

Formal bid solicitations

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

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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, and will be performing onsite physical work with Platte River, must complete the vendor safety qualification form.

Requirements and form

Crossing license application

Platte River owns critical infrastructure that an outside party may need to cross. An applicant 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