The following language must be included in all RFPs for design and evaluation services covered under this section. This statement prohibits contractors from bidding on follow-up (add on) construction work resulting from the design.

“In order to prevent real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Gunnison Valley RTA prohibits contractors that have participated in FTA-funded design or evaluation services from bidding on any resulting construction work, services, or capital equipment purchases. All specifications prepared by design consultants must be written in such a manner that any reasonable, competent contractor could understand the requirement and perform the work.”