Request for Proposal Archuleta County Broadband Services Manager

Request for Proposal

Archuleta County Broadband Services Manager

 

Request for Proposal

Due April 5, 2019

Program coordination for broadband services

for the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County, Colorado

Introduction

The Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation (hereinafter, the CDC) requests proposals from qualified individuals and organizations to serve as the Archuleta County Broadband Services Manager (BSM), as a part-time independent contractor, not an employee.  The successful candidate will be considered for contract renewal on an annual basis. The BSM will report directly to the CDC President, and will oversee the build-out of  pre-approved broadband projects designated by the CDC in cooperation with Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs (project link available at http://pagosaspringscdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Broadband-2018-and-Beyond-Final.pdf).  The BSM will be expected to work closely with individual Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the implementation of the buildout, and to track all aspects of deployed facilities using a network/fiber tracking tool.  Candidates should possess a solid understanding and working knowledge of broadband and wide-area networks (WAN) and internet technology. The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years of project management work experience and should demonstrate a keen ability to direct and work with others in the industry and government agencies at local, regional and statewide levels. The successful candidate should be available for meetings and correspondence primarily during normal weekday business hours; however, attendance at meetings during evening hours and participation in conferences in locations out of Archuleta County are expected.  It is anticipated that the buildout of the approved Broadband Internet Service projects will take no fewer than 4 years to complete, and the project includes a heavy emphasis on working with ISP’s to assist with the development of ISP-initiated grant applications for state and federal funds and grants for which the CDC and/or the project may be eligible.  Skill at grant writing and grant research is a requirement of this position. The selected candidate will prepare monthly reports updating project progress and tracking ISP service performance and outage mitigation as related to the Town/County owned network, all in pursuance of the goal of achieving a greater footprint of broadband service for Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs.

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