Boulder on Monday will release a request for proposals for vendors to develop a software platform to implement online endorsement for initiatives, referenda and recalls. The deadline for vendor questions is July 12, with responses due by Aug. 16.
Boulder residents in November voted to change the city’s charter, making Boulder the first city in the nation to allow residents to endorse petitions online, according to a city news release. However, there is no existing software platform available to meet the city’s needs, according to the release.
The city is seeking vendors to make proposals that will allow for secure, valid, transparent and accessible online petitioning.
Finalists will be selected Aug. 30, with the final vendor selection taking place the week of Sept. 23. The hope is to have work begin in October or November, so the system is functioning in time for the November 2020 election, according to the release.
The request for proposals can be found and downloaded at bidnetdirect.com/colorado.