Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation-Chlorine Booster Station

The Ute Indian Tribe is accepting proposals for the installation of a chlorine booster station at the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation.

NRCE will receive proposals via e-mail until 3:00 pm MST Wednesday January 26th, 2022.  Proposals submitted after that time will not be considered. NRCE reserves the right to disqualify any proposal deemed incomplete. Proposals will become the property of NRCE and will be kept confidential. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to rmcbride@ The email subject should be:




A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held virtually at 10:00 am on January 12, 2022. An optional site-visit may be requested by Proposers wishing to travel to the location of the project.

Questions regarding the proposed work may be submitted by e-mail to the project manager. Questions must be received no later than 5:00 pm MST Thursday January 20th, 2022. Answers to timely submitted questions will be provided within 48 hours from the time they are received and sent to a proposer mailing list. To be included on this mailing list, contact the project manager. Proposal evaluation will begin immediately following the proposal submission deadline. Evaluation factors will include technical capability, understanding of project requirements, ability to perform the project requirements, past performance, and cost. NRCE anticipates notification of successful proposal award by February 23rd, 2022. NRCE reserves the right to reject any and all proposals for any reason deemed to be within NRCE’s or the BC’s interest.  RFP document is available here. For questions about the proposed work please direct your questions to:

Project Manager:

Ryan McBride, M.S., P.E.

Senior Engineer

Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc.

131 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300

Fort Collins, CO  80524


Ph:  970-224-1851

Fax: 970-224-1885


Substantial Completion for this project is May 31, 2022.

NRCE raises over $2,200 in annual staff fundraiser for local non-profit

For our annual holiday fundraiser this year, NRCE staff chose to raise funds for local non-profit, Crossroads Safehouse. The firm hosted a Penny Wars Challenge, and timed the donation with Colorado Gives a Day, which allowed every dollar raised to be matched by the Crossroads Safehouse Board of Directions.  NRCE staff raised over $1,100 during this 2 week challenge, and after the donation match from the Board, was able to donate over $2,200 to the Safehouse!

NRCE raises over $1,000 for local nonprofit restaurant


Every holiday season, NRCE staff comes together to give back to our community. This year we hosted a Penny Wars Challenge, with all proceeds to benefit local non-profit restaurant, FoCo Cafe. NRCE staff raised over $500 during this 2 week challenge, and after a donation match from the company, was able to donate over $1,000 to the Cafe! Staff loved the challenge so much that we’re already brainstorming ideas for next year.

NRCE President’s book on food security in the local news

NRCE’s President, Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, published a book in 2016 titled How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security. Colorado State University interviewed Dr. Mesghinna about his book, and shared it via the following outlets in our local community. According to the Producer at CSU’s radio station, it was the most listened to interview she’s ever produced.

  • 12 minute news clip – a condensed version of the full story (which will soon be available on iTunes). Listen here.
  • KCSU article – read here.
  • Collegian article – read here.

Visit Dr. Mesghinna’s profile via our ‘About’ tab to find more upcoming events.

NRCE senior staff to participate in the USCID Irrigation Water Management Conference

Three of NRCE’s senior technical staff will be attending the USCID Irrigation Water Management Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado in October ( This conference will provide a forum for water district staff, irrigation and drainage specialists, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics to share innovative solutions and learn from each other’s experiences.

Dr. Tom Ley, NRCE Senior Supervising Engineer, is on the Planning Committee for the conference, helped with organizing the Colorado ET Workshop, and will moderate one of the technical sessions.