REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
2021 Summit County Chipping Program
Summit County Government’s Wildfire Prevention Program
Please submit questions to Dan.Schroder@ColoState.Edu prior to proposal deadline. All questions will
be answered directly as well as posted at www.SummitCountyCO.Gov/Chipping .
Summit County Government is soliciting written proposals from qualified parties to provide curbside
chipping and removal service of wood piles composed of trees, tree branches and Sage up to
approximately 12” in diameter, via one (1) pass through every neighborhood in Summit County. The
program duration is 16 weeks. The Chipping Program start date is Monday, June 14, 2021. The program
end date is Friday, October 1, 2021. See the schedule and the service area map for further clarification.
The County will pay a whole-program amount as a fixed sum not to exceed $142,500.00. For all wood
processed up to 4,800 cubic yards, a flat rate of $120,000 shall be paid. For wood processed in excess of
4,800 cubic yards, the contractor shall be paid at a rate of $25 per cubic yard up to a maximum of an
additional 900 cubic yards, for a total not to exceed $22,500.00. All roadside wood piles in excess of
5,700 cu. yds. remain the contractor’s responsibility to chip and haul with the understanding that no
additional pay shall be remitted to the contractor. Final payment will be sent to the contractor in
November, once all wood chips are delivered to their final location, and total volumes are determined.
All wood piles set out by the community shall be collected and chipped regardless of total volume. If
community participation levels yield more than the agreed upon payment cap, the contract will still
require all piles to be chipped.
To be considered, interested parties shall submit a written proposal by the stated deadline, meet the
established criteria as described in the attached instructions.
Proposals due Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Summit County Commons, CSU Extension office, P.O. Box 5660, 37 Peak One Dr., SCR 1005, Frisco,
CO 80443. Proposals may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Chipping
Proposal Opening on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
The public opening will occur over Zoom. The Zoom address will be direct e-mailed to the contractor
list and it will be posted on the Summit County CSU Extension website.
• Protect communities throughout Summit County from wildland fire.
• Reduce wildfire hazards within the program service areas by removing all wood piles.
• Increase landowner awareness of actions they can take to prepare for wildfire.
• Promote landowner participation in the preparation of wood piles for chipping and removal.
• Utilize woody biomass by delivering to designated staging locations in the Upper Blue River
Basin, the Snake River Basin, and the Lower Blue River Basin.
• Track landowner participation by parcel.
• Track truck loads delivered to the storage areas by cubic yard.
Scope of Work
Work involves driving through every Summit County neighborhood and stopping at roadside wood piles
to chip and haul woody material in an efficient manner to designated chip storage locations. After wood
pile chipping is complete, at each location, Contractor will sweep/blow the area of any residual material.
Services performed under this Agreement will be done using the Contractor's own equipment and personnel.
Neighborhood wood pile removal activities shall be limited to the hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday, June 14 – October 1, 2021. Chipping operations will not occur on Monday, July
5th (the observed day) or Monday, September 6th as these days are Federal Holidays.
Trees, tree branches and Sage are the intended material to be removed through this program. Willow
does not pose a wildfire concern and are not an acceptable material for this program. Construction
material, treated lumber, greater than 20% rotten wood, roots, stumps, clippings or any items other than
trees and tree branches are to be left at the original location for landowner disposal.
The following physical hazards are located in the project area and may not be obvious: dead trees, steep
slopes, barbed wire fencing, vehicle traffic, blind curves, pedestrians, homes and outbuildings,
onlookers, overhead power lines, etc. The Contractor will exercise all possible precautions to avoid
inherent dangers and to prevent wildfire. The Contractor will have the following tools located on the
work vehicle: a shovel or Pulaski; appropriate fire extinguisher; all motorized equipment will be
equipped with an operational spark arrester.
This agreement or any interest therein, may not be assigned without prior, written consent of the
At the discretion of the Contract Administrator, scheduled operations can be modified and Contractor
work can be redirected to other locations based on need and requirement to fulfill chip and haul work.
If, in any given week, the Contractor is unable to chip and haul all material within the service area for
said week, the Contractor will maintain the schedule and move on to the next service area. When the
Contractor gets ahead of the schedule, the Contractor will return to locations that were left unfinished.
To aid with program efficiency, Summit County staff will advertise that wood piles are to be placed out
on Monday of each service week. Even though staff will encourage landowners to adhere to the Monday
request, the Contractor is required to chip and haul all wood piles regardless of the day of the week the
piles were placed curbside by the landowner. This condition may require the Contractor to return to an
address later in the service week to chip and haul piles placed out after the Contractor has come through
Summit County Chipping Program service weeks and general location vicinity
Week 1: June 14-18
Sage Creek Canyon, South Forty, Hamilton Creek, Angler Mountain Ranch, Ponds at Blue River, Blue
Week 2: June 21-25
Silverthorne (east of Hwy. 9), Ptarmigan, Dillon Valley, Town of Dillon, Corinthian Hill
Week 3: June 28 - July 2
Summerwood, Summit Cove, Keystone, Montezuma
Week 4: July 5-9
Frisco, Copper Mountain
Week 5: July 12-16
Farmer’s Korner, Gold Hill, Highland Meadows, Tenmile Vista, Silver Shekel
Week 6: July 19-23
Highlands, Summit Estates, Gilrose, Swan River Valley
Week 7: July 26-30
Airport Road, Peak 7
Week 8: August 2-6
Peak 8, Peak 9, Town of Breckenridge, Western Sky Ranch, Moonstone
Week 9: August 9-13
Warrior’s Mark, Spruce Valley Road (The Crown), Spruce Valley Ranch
Week 10: August 16-20
Week 11: August 23-27
Downtown Silverthorne (west of Hwy. 9), Mesa Cortina, Wildernest
Week 12: August 30 - September 3
Willowbrook, Willow Creek Highlands, Ruby Ranch
Week 13: September 6-10
Summit Sky Ranch, Eagles Nest, Three Peaks
Week 14: September 13-17
Hwy 9 South of The Crown
Week 15: September 20-24
Tordal Estates to Quandary
Week 16: September 27 – October 1
All properties north of Summit Sky Ranch
2021 Schedule is in development as of 3.3.21. The program is the same as 2020. The actual dates
are listed above. 2021 Summit County Chipping Program Service Area Map: