Contract Award Methods & Thresholds

Procurement Contract Award Methods

In accordance with the City of Aspen's Procurement Code Title 4, contracts are awarded through one of the following methods:

  • Competitive Sealed Bids or Competitive Sealed Proposals
  • Cooperative Purchase Agreements
  • Emergency
  • Sole Source
  • State Bid

Process for Dollar Thresholds

  • Purchases between $10,000 and $25,000 require City Manager approval, and must follow the competitive quote process.
  • Purchases over $25,000 require City Council approval, and must follow the competitive sealed bidding or request for proposals process.

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