Purchasing Organization: Many of Pitkin County's purchasing functions are decentralized with specific employees in the various departments being responsible for purchasing decisions. The Purchasing Office, a division of Public Works/Project Management, is responsible for assisting the various departments of the County as they purchase equipment, goods and services and for coordinating all formal bids.
Aspen/Pitkin County Airport
Contact: Dustin Havel (970) 429-2853
The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport purchases include: basic operating supplies and materials, restroom and cleaning supplies, pavement deicers, paint and various maintenance/repair supplies. The airport requires construction services including: parking lot repairs and improvements, airfield crackfill and sealcoating, terminal building systems repair (HVAC, roof, plumbing, electrical, etc.). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may fund major capital airfield improvements, master planning and other similar projects through FAA grant fund. FAA regulations normally require that the County bid all FAA-funded airport projects through a defined competitive process. www.aspenairport.com
Engineering & Transportation
Contact: GR Fielding, County Engineer
The Pitkin County Engineering and Transportation Department is responsible for the procurement and oversight of the following types of projects: road capital and maintenance project (overlays & chip seals), bridge design and construction, any road design or reconstruction or improvements.
Contact: Jodi Smith
The Facilities Maintenance Department services all county facilities. Services include technological research to match equipment to function, specification writing for procurement, disposal of equipment, installation and repair of facility systems, preventive maintenance of equipment, utilization management, life cycle costing analysis, replacements and improvements, grounds care, and custodial services. The department develops and utilizes computer systems to track and control costs, control inventories, and improve productivity in support of the above functions.
Contact: Chris Bull - Fleet Manager
The Pitkin County Fleet Department is responsible for the purchase and acquisition of all vehicles and mobile equipment. They also purchase parts, fuel and other related equipment.
Contact: Jim Considine
The Aspen/Pitkin County Information Technology Department is responsible for purchases and maintenance of the City/County network, hardware, software and other computer systems.
Open Space & Trails
Contact: Gary Tennenbaum
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is responsible for over 2000 acres of Open Space and over 35 miles of trails. In 2006, Open Space and Trails is committing over 3 million dollars to build and maintain over 10 miles of paved asphalt and crusherfines trails. Trail construction will include: bridge work, subsurface preparation, drainage, and laying of asphalt and crusherfines.
Contact: Jack Wheeler (970) 920-5763
The County Project Management Office is responsible for procuring and managing small and large facilities construction projects In addition, the County Project Manager assists other County Departments with procuring purchases in excess of $50K. The County Project Manager creates and maintains the annual project list.
Contact: Hilary Burgess
Pitkin County provides a wide variety of waste services within its Resource Recovery Department. Programs and services provided through this Department include: sanitary land filling, yard and wood waste composting, aggregate recovery, hazardous waste diversion, along with collecting and recycling metal, tires and traditional materials. The department purchases all items necessary to function properly and efficiently.
Road & Bridge
Contact: Michael McAndrews
The Pitkin County Road and Bridge Department is responsible for purchasing and overseeing all services and supplies to maintain and care for 265 miles of County roads, including but not limited to snow removal, paving, crack sealing, seal coating, tree trimming, striping, guardrail maintenance and signage. The department purchases all materials and services to operate efficiently and safely.
Contact: Michael Kendrick
The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office is responsible for purchasing all officer related equipment and supplies.
TV & FM Translator
Contact: Jodi Smith (970)-920-5395
The Translator Department maintains and operates remote mountain top communication sites. Purchases include electronic FM & TV translator equipment and accessories, and those products necessary to operate and maintain safe communication sites. This includes but is not limited to: communication shelters & accessories, towers, antennas, translators, filters, wiring, first aid-supplies, generators, solar equipment, batteries, etc.