The Gunnison Valley RTA shall not enter into any contract for rolling stock or replacement parts with a period of performance exceeding five (5) years inclusive of options. All other types of contracts (supply, service, leases of real property, revenue and construction, etc.) will be based on sound business judgment. Length of contracts shall be for not more than the amount of time required to accomplish the purpose of the contract, and will also include consideration for competition, pricing, fairness, and public perception.

Once a contract has been awarded, an extension of the contract term length that amounts to an out of scope change, will require a sole source justification.