Project Bid Opportunities

The Town of Rico has partnered with BidNet as part of the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to post bid opportunities to this site.  As a vendor, you can register with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities. By selecting automatic bid notification, your company will receive emails once the Town of Rico has a bid opportunity that matches your company’s business. In addition, the site handles bid opportunities, RFPs, and RFQs for other member governmental agencies throughout Colorado.

The Town of Rico looks forward to providing you with more bid information and simplifying the entire bid, proposal, and quote processes for everyone involved.  We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your participation.  If you need help registering, please call the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System support department toll free 1-800-835-4603 option #2.

Link to the Town of Rico open solicitations:

Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System

Link to Vendor Registration Screen:

Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System

Current Projects

Town Park and Recreation Improvements

The Town of Rico has been awarded $594,990 to help revitalize a neglected property along the Dolores River at the bottom of Depot Hill at the Rio South Grande Southern Railroad trailhead. The community recreation space will feature a bicycle pump track, a covered ice rink that doubles as a summer picnic structure, tables, riverside benches, and a skatepark. In addition, the project will upgrade and expand outdated equipment in the existing playground to provide a better experience for kids, from pre-kindergarten to pre-teen ages. This project builds on the momentum of several years of community engagement, which surfaced a shared vision to rebuild community recreation spaces and enhance neglected riverside property into resources for locals and visitors alike

Work is expected to begin June 2024. 

Town Public Works Facility

Final Construction Documents below:

This facility is currently under construction and should be completed in October 2024. 

San Miguel Power Association Microgrid

San Miguel Power Association with assistance from the Town of Rico are investigating the feasibility of a Microgrid within the community to increase resiliency and redundancy of the power system within Town. 

SMPA Presented to the Board of Trustees at the Jan 23, 2022 meeting

Rio Grand Southern River Trail

See the links below for information related to the Rio Grand Southern River Trail project:

Fiber Optic Internet 

Fiber has been installed to West Rico and homes have been connected. Starting in May construction crews will resume installing conduit and running backbone fiber through town. Once backbone fiber is installed fiber optic installation and drops to homes and businesses can be completed.