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How to apply for City Proposals

The City of Colorado Springs has produced a new video that provides a detailed overview of its Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  The RFP process provides individuals and companies an opportunity to compete to provide a wide range of products and services to the City.

The video (RFP Video Version 3) is posted on the City's Web site ( in several places, including the Procurement Services, Financial and Administrative Services and Public Communications Web pages (use the "City Agencies" drop down menu).

"We hope the video will take some of the mystery out of the RFP process and encourage more individuals and companies to submit proposals," explained Curt Decapite, Procurement Services manager.

According to DeCapite, the City does not have a "bidding list" of suppliers that are contacted when RFP opportunities arise.  Rather, the City posts RFP opportunities in the Contracting Office lobby in the City Administration Building as well as on the Procurement Services Web page of

"The RFP process is beneficial for both the City and for the individuals and companies that supply products and services.  The City receives high-quality products and services at fair prices and individuals and services are offered opportunities to compete on a level playing field," said DeCapite.