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Bid Title: Park County Retail Marijuana Application Canvassing
Category: Park County Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Status: Closed

Park County Development Services
P.O. Box 1598
Fairplay, CO 80440

Request for Qualifications
Park County Retail Marijuana Application Canvassing


Questions regarding this request for qualifications (RFQ), shall be directed to Jill Falchi, Planning Technician, at 719.836.4293, or .


In November 2012 Colorado voters adopted Amendment 64 into the Colorado Constitution, which authorized the sale, cultivation, possession and consumption of recreational marijuana. The Park County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved Ordinance No. 13-01 on November 6, 2012, allowing the licensing of Retail Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Stores. After one year, the BOCC had issued twelve separate license holders twenty individual licenses. On July 1, 2015, in an effort to study the impact of the marijuana industry on Park County, an eight-month moratorium was implemented on new licenses to determine if the adoption of additional or amended regulations was necessary. On March 17, 2016, the BOCC adopted Ordinance No. 16-01, a revised ordinance regulating the licensing of Retail Marijuana in Park County. The ordinance is available here: Ordinance No. 16-01.

Project Goals & Scope of Work

In the new Retail Marijuana Ordinance, the County requires the applicant to retain a preapproved canvassing company to determine the needs and desires of the surrounding neighborhood. The specific boundaries of the neighborhood will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the BOCC. The intent of requiring a professional canvassing company is to ensure quality data from a neutral source.


Canvassing companies must poll all residents in a preapproved neighborhood and record whether an individual is in favor, opposed, or indifferent to the proposed marijuana license application. Full names, signatures, and physical addresses must also be collected. In addition, a map must be provided as a graphic depiction of the polling results. Depending on the size of the neighborhood, maps shall display mile marker boundaries surrounding the proposed location for operations.

Statements of Qualification

Interested firms shall submit a statement of qualifications (SOQ) to the project contact via email by April 12, 2016. SOQs shall include a statement of understanding; proposed team members and their qualifications; team experience in similar roles; and a current fee schedule. A suggested approach and estimated fee for the following example project should also be provided.
  • Application for a retail marijuana cultivation and store
    • In Bailey proper
    • Neighborhood defined as ½ mile radius
    • Application submitted on April 4
    • Neighborhood defined on April 14
    • State assumptions as needed

SOQs will be reviewed and, if necessary, follow-up questions may be issued to one or multiple consultant(s). The goal is to have a preapproved consultant list available by May 1, 2016.
Publication Date/Time:
3/22/2016 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
4/12/2016 11:59 PM

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