Closing Date: 31st July, 2024

Description:

Introduction:
A Town in Colorado is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. Situated 40 miles northeast of Denver at 4,944 feet, Keenesburg is a rural plains town and has a population of approximately 2600, although the Town has grown in recent years.

Purpose and Scope of Work
The purpose of this project is to find an individual and/or firm to represent the Town of Keenesburg as its Town Attorney.
  • Review and/or draft agreements, contracts, resolutions and ordinances to ensure compliance with state, federal and local laws.
  • Act as legal advisor to and counsel the Town Board, Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Staff as requested.
  • Provide legal training for Board Members and Staff.
  • Provide guidance on personnel matters.
  • Attend Board meetings and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings as needed.
  • Provide guidance on general municipal procedures including Colorado Open Meetings Law, The Colorado Open Records Act, liquor licensing and municipal election law.
  • Review and/or draft legal documents related to real estate acquisitions, easements, variances, rights of way and other property and land use issues.
  • Research and submit legal opinions on municipal or other legal matters as requested.
  • Assure compliance with all ordinances, state and federal laws, and provide guidance on any legislative matters or changes that may affect the Town.
  • Involvement in other legal matters as requested.
  • Coordinate with outside Counsel regarding litigation on behalf of the Town.

Proposals Should Include the Following Information:
  • Describe your experience with statutory towns and municipal law.
  • Firms should provide the name and qualifications of the person proposed to provide the Town Attorney services to the Town. This is the person that will be appointed as Town Attorney from your firm.
  • Firms should provide the names and qualifications for each supporting member of the Town Attorney team and how they will be utilized by the Town Attorney.
  • Describe any knowledge or experience that makes you, or any attorney(s) in your firm, particularly qualified to fulfill the Town Attorney duties.
  • Provide the name of your professional liability, insurance carriers and insurance limits on each policy.
  • Disclose any potential conflicts of interest that you or any member of your firm may have in relation to the Town of Keenesburg.
  • List Town Attorney and supporting staff rates and any other applicable billable rates and expenses, such as mileage, travel time, photocopying and postage.
  • Include statement of qualifications.
  • Provide list of current towns and/or cities that you and/or your firm have and currently represent.
  • Provide a minimum of three municipal client references

Required Submittals
  • The consultant(s) shall provide the proposal by physical delivery, mail, or by email. Additional explanatory and supplemental materials may be submitted under a separate cover, if desired.
  • Introduction/Executive Summary: Introduce your firm or business and provide an overview of your experience and interest in this service. As an Appendix to the RFP provide team members resumes.
  • Project Experience: Provide a list of similar work or experience with comparable service scope.
  • Provide schedule of fees and charges associated with each of the Scope of Work items. Outline any reimbursable expenses.