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TO: Board of County Commissioners December 14, 2017

FROM: Esther Gesick, Clerk to the Board

C OU N T Y
SUBJECT: 2018 Newspaper Bid #B1700147

Historicallypublicationbids have been based on differentwidths of columns, which made it


to compare prices. As a result,we ask each bidder to price three sample notice
difficult
publications,and then the cost of those sample notices is calculatedto acquire an estimated
annual cost based upon the average number of notices to be published in the next year. In
consideringthe bid itisimportantto remember thatthe largestamount of publicationof noticesis
inthe Type #1 format, so itisreasonable to expect thatthe bidder lowest in cost inthe Type #1
format isthe lowest bidder.

Based on the followingsummary, The Greeley Tribune isthe apparent low bidder.

Example of Notices each Month Greeley Tribune The Tributary

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Type #1 format 28 Notices $392.56 $698.88

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Type #2 format 18 Notices $1,348.74 $1,957.14

Type #3 format $938.88 $627.09


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Payabies 1 month X 6 pages

Total Monthly $2,680.18 $3,283.11

TOTAL ANNUAL $32,162.16 $39,397.32

Itshould be noted thateach Bidder has an online presence. The Tributarydoes not charge for
itsonlineaccess, and The Tribune also provides freeonlineaccess and has various subscription
ratesdepending on the need: $3.05/week forAll-access,$2.05/week Sunday+Digital,$2.05/week
Web Editiononly,and $2.00/day for Single Day access.

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In additionto being the apparent low bidder,the Greeley Tribune also provides the flexibility
submit noticesdaily,with a four-day publicationdelay,versus a weekly publication.

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WELD COUNTY PURCHASING
1150 O StreetRoom #107, Greeley CO 80631
E-mail: rturf@weldqov.com
E-mail: reverett@,weldqov.com
E-mail: mwalers@weldqov.com
C O Ye Phone: (970) 400-4216,4222 or 4223
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Fax: (970) 336-7226

DATE OF BID: NOVEMBER 30, 2017


REQUEST FOR: LEGAL NEWSPAPER SERVICES (1/1/18through 12/31/18)
DEPARTMENT: CLERKTOTHE BOARD
BID NO: #B1700147
PRESENT DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2017
APPROVAL DATE: DECEMBER 18, 207

PRICE PRICE PRICE NOTICES NOT


VENDORS TYPE #1 TYPE #2 TYPE #3 SPECIFIED

GREELEY TRIBUNE $14.02 $74.93 $938.88 $1.85


501 8TH AVE
GREELEY CO 80631

*Price based on a 1.14" column. Published daily-deadline is4 days priorto publication
date.

THE TRIBUTARY $24.96 $108.73 $627.09 $14.26


105 WOODWARD AVE $1.188 12 lines - inch
P O BO581
KEENESBURG CO80463

*Price based on a 4.625" column. Published on Wednesdays-deadline is 5:00 pm Friday


before publication.

- Publication of
Type #1 legal notices
- Publication of ordinances
Type #2
#3 - Publication of warrants/monthly & payroll/twicea year
Type
Publication of notices not specified

CLERK TO THE BOARD WILL REVIEW THE BIDS. 2017-4085