City and County of Denver Asset Renaming Project


RFP Name: City and County of Denver Asset Renaming Project
RFP Number: HRCP23-RFP01
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, March 27, 2023

Applications that are incomplete and/or not received by the deadline will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that the proposal was received by the deadline.

Schedule of Events
RFP Issued: Monday, February 27, 2023, 9:00am
Questions Due: Monday, March 13, 2023, 5:00pm
Answers to Questions Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:00pm
Proposals Due: Monday, March 27, 2023, 5:00pm
Selection Announcement: Monday, April 3, 2023, 5:00pm 

In June 2020, amidst the racial reckoning that was occurring nationwide and in Denver, Mayor Michael B. Hancock assigned the Advisory Board of the Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships (HRCP) the task of reviewing the names of every city asset (city owned properties/parks/buildings/landmarks) and recommending which assets should be considered for renaming, particularly if the assets were associated with racist groups or ideologies. Denver’s two at-large council persons and the State Historical Council (SHC) were added to the renaming commission for this specific task. This group will be referred to as HRCP’s Renaming Commission throughout this document.

The Office of Real Estate and Risk Management provided HRCP with lists of city assets that the city owns and insures. This included all city buildings, parks/open space, and properties (e.g., Cableland, camps). There were 370 city assets that had names. Using criteria developed by HRCP’s Renaming Commission and with the input of the Mayor’s 10 advisory commissions housed within HRCP, approximately 20 assets were identified for further research and discussion for renaming. Of those 20, five parks were recommended to be renamed. These five parks are located in four City Council districts.

Through this formal bid selection process, Human Rights & Community Partnerships (HRCP) and Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) are seeking proposals from skilled third-parties to plan and facilitate the public engagement process for the City and County of Denver’s Asset Renaming Project.

Specifically, we are looking for the following categories of work:

  • Work with HRCP, DPR, and City Council to finalize park renaming process
  • Meeting planning and facilitation
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Documentation/recordkeeping
  • Reporting

The City is collaborating with Rocky Mountain E-purchasing System (BidNet®) in the advertisement and facilitation of this Request for Proposals (RFP).

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Proposers must submit proposals following the instructions contained in this RFP on BidNet. Instructions for the preparation and submission of proposals are contained above in this document. The City shall not be bound by, and the Supplier shall not request or rely on any oral interpretation or clarification of this solicitation. Any questions regarding this Request for Proposals are encouraged and should be submitted in writing via BidNet.

Please find the full solicitation using the link below on BidNet:

City and County of Denver Asset Renaming Project Request for Proposals - BidNet