Horizontal Portfolio

What is the HIC?

As the Horizontal Integrated Contractor (HIC) for the National Western Center, Hensel Phelps will manage the Work Order Based Integrated Construction Contract to enable the Horizontal Portfolio for Phases 1 and 2 of the capital build. Project elements include preparations to make the site ready for construction, riverfront open space, sitewide infrastructure, site investigations and survey, National Western Drive, Bettie Cram Drive, and DRIR rail consolidation.


In conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, the HIC team has created a pilot workforce development program to connect individuals to industry jobs for the HIC project. The pilot program includes outreach, training and employment opportunities.

By connecting industry and job seekers to the NWC program, we are hoping to support the construction industry, build a qualified workforce, enrich the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents through better jobs and additional skills.

Current Opportunities

For more information on employment opportunities on the HIC project, please click on our project partner logos below:


Office Hours

Postponed due to COVID-19. Please visit work-now.org or reach out to Jocelyn Robinson at JRobinson1@henselphelps.com or 303-619-2589 for more information. 

NWC HIC Workforce Pilot Dashboard Report


Bidding opportunities

2.01 - Temporary Office Remodel Updates Bidding Closed Bidding Closed
3.01B - DRIR Rail Realignment Informational Flyer Bidding Closed Bidding Closed
3.04 - CSU Animal Health Informational Flyer Bidding Closed Bidding Closed
3.06 Equestrian Center & Barn Pad Ready Informational Flyer Bidding Closed Bidding Closed
3.02/3.08 Pad Ready, CSU WRC, Bettie Cram Drive Informational Flyer Bidding Closed Bidding Closed
3.07a Livestock Center and WSSA Legacy Pad Ready Informational Flyer Bids Due April 14 between 11 and 11:30 a.m. RFP Documents Available

TYPE 2 – Temporary Site Works

  • Overall Site Services to Enable Construction Such As:
    • Central Site Construction Office
    • Noise and Dust Control
    • Survey
    • Traffic Control
    • Erosion and Sediment Control
    • Snow Removal
    • Overall Construction Coordination
    • Vegetation Removal
    • Logistics and Interface with Concurrent Operations
M/WBE Goals will be assigned to Type 2 and Type 3 Work Orders.

TYPE 3 – Final Construction of Horizontal Portfolio

  • Enabling Work
  • Bulk Earthwork with Material Management
  • Sitewide Infrastructure
  • Final ROW; Roads
  • Utilities
  • Bridges
  • Sidewalks
  • Rail Consolidation
  • Pad-Ready Site Development
  • Temporary Works
  • Riverfront Open Space

Meetings & Events

Optional Remote Pre-Bid Information Meeting: Heavy Civil General Contractors for Pad Ready construction to enable the Livestock Center and WSSA Legacy Building (3.07a)

Skype Pre-Bid Meeting
March 17, 2020, 10 a.m. MST 
Meeting Sign-In Sheet
Meeting Powerpoint

The Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center (NWCO) and the Horizontal Integrated Contractor (HIC) Hensel Phelps have issued a Request for Bids for the Livestock Center and WSSA Legacy Building (pad ready). Bids for Heavy Civil General Contractors will be accepted. The scope of work includes salvage, demo, earthwork, erosion control, utilities, water tower foundation and erection.


Horizontal Portfolio Team

Horizontal Integrated Contractor: Hensel Phelps (task and work order-based construction services)

Horizontal Designer: Merrick & Company (design services)

Rail Consolidation Design: Wilson & Company (design services)

Contact Us

Samantha Brooke, HIC Project Manager

Jocelyn Robinson, Workforce Development Coordinator

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