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

Information to be updated shortly 

Town Public Works Facility

Information to be updated shortly 

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 

12/21/22 Summary of update from Daniel Parrish (Direct Communications)

  • Direct Communications is currently finalizing the fiber optic project contract with the state.
  • They expect to be able to start installation in the spring and complete the fiber optic network in Rico by the end of the summer.
  • The first step is to “proof” the existing fiber optic duct work that was buried underground many years ago when the fiber optic cable was installed along Hwy 145 through Rico. There are no maps of where the ductwork was buried, so they have to figure that out and then determine whether it can be used or has to be replaced as part of the fiber optic cable installation process.
  • They have contracted with a company in Utah to proof the ductwork and they are currently reviewing competitive bids for the entire fiber optic installation project.
  • We should see activity beginning this spring (2023).