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New round of Small Business Grants with City and County of Denver

Denver is launching a new round of relief grants to support the city’s small businesses most affected by the restrictions in place due to COVID-19. In anticipation of receiving funds from the State of Colorado’s Small Business Relief Program administered through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) has opened the application for this new round of grants, which will close on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Timing is tight due to the urgency of getting funds where they are needed. Grant criteria and eligibility reflect the new state guidelines. Firms previously awarded DEDO relief grants are welcome to re-apply, although a new application form is necessary.

New round of Small Business Grants with City and County of Denver

A new round of Small Business Emergency Relief Fund (SBERF) grants has become available.

The program continues to take applications until Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. The SBERF provides one-time stabilization grants up to $7,500 to eligible micro and small businesses. The program prioritizes businesses in industries primarily impacted by the pandemic, including:

Potential applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria of:

 

Eligible businesses can apply at the link below.

https://bit.ly/Nov2020COVID19_BusinessReliefGrant

Small Business Emergency Relief Fund (SBERF)

The PNSBF will accept applications through Sunday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. These grants up to $7,500 are solely for micro and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that are located within the most vulnerable neighborhoods, as identified by Denver Economic Development & Opportunity’s division of Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST). Those neighborhoods are:

Click on this link to access the grant application. Need help with this process? Contact us at 720-913-1915 or NEST@denvergov.org

Priority Neighborhood Small Business Fund (PNSBF) Accepting Applications

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund has extended the application deadline until Wednesday, October 28 at 5 pm. Many communities around our state are undergoing extensive stress due to the devastating wildfires and the recent snowstorm which caused widespread power outages.
To accommodate businesses struck by these events, the Gap Fund has extended the application deadline. Businesses that are still interested in applying should submit their applications prior to the new closing time.
Small businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees can apply for support through a mixture of grants and loans, up to a maximum of $15,000 in grants and $20,000 in loans for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance. If you or small businesses you know have already applied, there is no need to reapply.
For instruction on how to submit an application, please visit our FAQ.
We also encourage you to check out the other free programs available to you through Energize Colorado:

More Information

Gap Fund application deadline extended to Wed. October 28 at 5 pm

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Solicitation Type

IFB – Invitation for Bid (Formal)

Solicitation Number : BD2102
Title: Food Service Kitchen Equipment

Dates

Publication Date: 09/10/2020 08:48 AM MDT
Question Acceptance Deadline: 09/18/2020 12:00 AM MDT
Questions are submitted online: No
Closing Date: 10/09/2020 02:00 PM MDT

General Requirements

 – Insurance Required
 – Local Service Required

Award Requirements

 – Reserve Rights to Award by Line Item

Contact Information

 Casey Pond
720-423-5617
Casey_pond@dpsk12.org
IFB Link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/solicitations/open-bids/Food-Service-Kitchen-Equipment/0000245119?origin=0 

BD2102 – Food Service Kitchen Equipment

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Solicitation Type

RFP – Request for Proposal (Formal)

Solicitation Number: BD 2115
Title:  Elementary Social Studies

Description

Materials for Elementary Social Studies K-5 grades.

Dates

Publication Date: 09/09/2020 08:21 AM MDT
Question Acceptance Deadline: 09/14/2020 03:00 PM MDT
Questions are submitted online: No
Closing Date: 10/09/2020 12:00 PM MDT

Contact Information

 Maggie Wolfe
720-423-1387
maggie_wolfe@dpsk12.org
RFP Link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/solicitations/open-bids/Elementary-Social-Studies/0000245026?origin=0

BD2115 – Elementary Social Studies

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Project Type

RFP – Request for Proposal (Formal)

Project Number

BD2109 Environmental Contractors Pre-Qualification

Description

The purpose of this RFP is to build a pre-qualified list of Environmental Contractors.

Dates

Publication Date: 09/08/2020 05:09 PM MDT
Question Acceptance Deadline: 09/16/2020 02:00 PM MDT
 Questions are submitted online: Yes
Closing Date: 10/01/2020 02:00 PM MDT

Contact Information

Juliette Burnett
juliette_burnett@dpsk12.org
RFP Link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/solicitations/open-bids/BD2109-Environmental-Contractors-Pre-Qualification/0000245013?origin=0

BD2109 – Environmental Contractors Pre-Qualification

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Project Type

RFP – Request for Proposal (Formal)

Project Number

BD2112 Grant Beacon MS Design Build

Description 

Grant Beacon Middle School – 1751 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80210

To schedule a walk of this school, please ask for contact information during the pre-proposal meeting.
Note: Walking the school is NOT mandatory. The Pre-Proposal meeting IS mandatory.

Dates

Publication Date: 09/03/2020 12:48 PM MDT
Question Acceptance Deadline: 09/15/2020 10:00 AM MDT
Questions are submitted online: Yes
Closing Date: 09/29/2020 10:00 AM MDT
Mandatory Prebid Conference: 09/09/2020 10:00 AM MDT

Contact Information

Juliette Burnett
juliette_burnett@dpsk12.org
RFP link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/solicitations/open-bids/BD2112-Grant-Beacon-MS-Design-Build/0000244782?origin=0

BD2112 – Grant Beacon MS Design Build

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Project Type

RFP – Request for Proposal (Formal)

Project Number

BD2111 Force ES Design Build

Description

Force Elementary School – 1550 S Wolff St, Denver, CO 80219

To schedule a walk of this school, please ask for contact information during the pre-proposal meeting.
Note: Walking the school is NOT mandatory. The Pre-Proposal meeting IS mandatory.

Dates

Publication Date: 09/03/2020 12:42 PM MDT
Question Acceptance Deadline : 09/15/2020 10:00 AM MDT
Questions are submitted online: Yes
Closing Date: 09/29/2020 10:00 AM MDT
Mandatory Prebid Conference: 09/09/2020 10:00 AM MDT

Contact Information

BD2111 – Force ES Design Build

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Project Type

RFP – Request for Proposal (Formal)

Project Number

BD2042 Highpoint #1 PK-8 Architect

Description

Soliciting Architect for Programming through Constriction Documents for the  construction of a new Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade (PK-8) School. With the successful passage of the 2020 General Obligation Bond, the architect will be retained to provide the construction administration services .

Dates

Publication Date: 08/28/2020 04:47 PM MDT
Question Acceptance Deadline: 09/09/2020 02:00 PM MDT
Questions are submitted online: Yes
Closing Date: 09/30/2020 02:00 PM MDT

Mandatory Prebid Conference

09/02/2020 02:00 PM MDT

Contact Information

 Juliette Burnett
720-423-1953
juliette_burnett@dpsk12.org
RFP Link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/solicitations/open-bids/BD2042-Highpoint-1-PK-8-Architect/0000244498?origin=0

BD 2024 – Highpoint #1 PK-8 Architect

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Solicitation Type 

RFQ – Request for Qualifications (Formal)

Solicitation Number 

BD2105. Bond Underwriting-Investment Banking

Dates

Publication Date: 08/26/2020 08:02 AM MDT
Question Acceptance Deadline: 08/26/2020 04:00 PM MDT
Questions are submitted online: No
Closing Date: 09/14/2020 03:00 PM MDT

Contact Information

 Dee Dee Case
720-423-1307
deanna_case@dpsk12.org
RFQ Link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/solicitations/open-bids/BD2105-Bond-Underwriting-Investment-Banking/0000244272?origin=0

BD 2105 – Bond Underwriting-Investment Banking

The Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses, and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.

For help with your application, here are some helpful resources:

  1. Watch this 1-hour webinar to understand who is eligible, the application timeline and process, the amount of funding available, what could disqualify applicants, help available, and what reporting requirements you will be asked to complete if you receive a grant or a loan.

Youtube Link >>

  1. Gap Fund Technical Assistance is now available to answer simple questions through our website! It can even help you prepare documentation. Call 1-800-471-0628 (Mon-Fri 6am to 8pm MST and Sat-Sun 6am to 3pm MST) or e-mail GapFundSupport@energizecolorado.com.
  2. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questionspage.

Business Owners are encouraged to attend this LIVE virtual town hall to address the critical issues facing small businesses and share solutions that can rebuild our economy and level the playing field. CNBC + Acorns’ “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow.” and the Kauffman Foundation are co-hosting.

Access here >>

Click here to apply

Colorado Gap Fund now open

Calendar

Strategic Sourcing Opportunities

Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2019
Type of Contract  # of Bid Opportunities # of Diverse Companies personally engaged to participate # of Diverse Companies Participating # of Diverse Companies Awarded a Contract
Normal Goods & Services Bid/RFP* 16 52 6 2
Specialty Contract** 20 0 0 0
Co-Operative & Price Agreement*** 37 0 0 0
Total: 73 52 6 2

*Normal Goods and Services (non-specialty)

**Specialty contracts are procurements for textbooks, spices, tutoring & educational support, school quality review, etc.

***Co-op’s and Price Agreements are agreements that can be utilized for large or unique purchases such as; playground equipment, auto parts, radio communication equipment, medical supplies, etc.

-Disparity study needs to be conducted to establish a formal goal if warranted

Goods and Services Spend

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Request for Proposal, PP6524
Washington HS Life Skills renovations

RFP SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change)
Issuance of RFP  – February 24, 2020
Mandatory Site Visit/Pre-proposal conference 655 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224
March 6, 2020 at 3pm MST

Questions Deadline sent to buyer only at: ConstructionBids@DPSk12.org
March 12, 2020 at 2pm MST

Proposal Deadline
March 26, 2020 at 2pm MST

TO BE CONSIDERED, PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE PROPOSAL DEADLINE
LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
RETURN TO:
Brandon Brasfield PP6524
Denver Public Schools
Strategic Sourcing Department
1617 S Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

MWBE Goal – 25%

PP 6524 – Washington HS Life Skills renovations

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Request for Proposal, PP6505 McGlone ES Fire Suppression System

RFP SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change)

Issuance of RFP 12/9/19

Mandatory Site Visit/Pre-proposal conference
McGlone ES – 4500 Crown Blvd Denver
12/17/19 at 2:00pm

Questions Deadline sent to buyer only at:
CONSTRUCTIONBIDS@DPSK12.ORG
1/10/20 by 2:00pm

Addendum Issued Week of January 13th

Proposal Deadline 1/22/20 by 2:00pm

TO BE CONSIDERED, PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE PROPOSAL DEADLINE.
LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
RETURN TO:
Juliette Burnett
PP6505
Denver Public Schools
Strategic Sourcing Department
1617 South Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

MWBE Goal – 10%

PP 6505 – McGlone ES Fire Suppression System

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

RFP SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change)
EVENT DATE
Issuance of RFP February 19, 2020

Questions Deadline sent to buyer only at:
ConstructionBids@DPSk12.org
February 25, 2020 at 11am MST

Proposal Deadline March 6, 2020 at 1pm MST

TO BE CONSIDERED, PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE
PROPOSAL DEADLINE
LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
RETURN TO:
Brandon Brasfield
PP6390
Denver Public Schools
Strategic Sourcing Department
1617 S Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

MWBE Goal – 25%

PP 6390 – Kunsmiller Health Clinic

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Request for Proposal, PP6255

Abraham Lincoln Galvanized Pipe Replacement

RFP SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change)
EVENT
DATE
Issuance of RFP – 2/26/2020

Mandatory Pre-proposal conference
1617 South Acoma Street, Denver 80223
1st floor conference room #113
3/3/2020 at 3:00pm MST

Questions Deadline sent to buyer only at: ConstructionBids@dpsk12.org
3/16/2020 by 2:00pm MST

Proposal Deadline
3/24/2020 by 2:00pm

TO BE CONSIDERED, PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE
PROPOSAL DEADLINE
LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
RETURN TO:
Juliette Burnett PP6255
Denver Public Schools
Strategic Sourcing Department
1617 S Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

MWBE Goal – 20%

PP 6255 – Abraham Lincoln Galvanized Pipe Replacement

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

PP 6522 – Multi School – South High and DSST Montview

RFP SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change)
Issuance of RFP – 2/27/2020
Mandatory Site Visit/Pre-proposal conference South High School – Front Office
1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver CO 80210
3/5/2020 at 2:30pm MST

Questions Deadline sent to buyer only at: ConstructionBids@dpsk12.org
3/13/2020 by 2:30pm MDT

Proposal Deadline
3/31/2020 by 2:00pm MDT

TO BE CONSIDERED, PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE PROPOSAL DEADLINE
LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
RETURN TO:
Juliette Burnett PP6522
Denver Public Schools
Strategic Sourcing Department
1617 S Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

MWBE Goal – 30%

PP 6522 – Multi School – South High and DSST Montview

This notification is a courtesy follow up to the strategic sourcing project announcement. All official information pertaining to district opportunities is communicated through the Strategic Sourcing team.

Request for Proposal, PP6409 – DCIS Life Skills Renovations

RFP SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change)
EVENT
DATE
Issuance of RFP – February 24, 2020

Mandatory Site Visit/Pre-proposal conference 574 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
February 28, 2020 at 3pm MST

Questions Deadline sent to buyer only at: ConstructionBids@DPSk12.org
March 10, 2020 at 4pm MST

Proposal Deadline
March 19, 2020 at 2pm MST

TO BE CONSIDERED, PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE
PROPOSAL DEADLINE
LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
RETURN TO:
Brandon Brasfield PP6409
Denver Public Schools
Strategic Sourcing Department
1617 S Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

MWBE Goal – 25%