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State Procurement and Contracting (2019 Update)

Business & Economic Development
Capital Construction
State Government

The purchase of goods and services by most executive branch agencies in Colorado is generally governed by the state procurement code and rules (code and rules). The code and rules are designed to ensure the fair treatment of people seeking to do business with the state, to foster broad-based competition through a bidding process, and to save money on purchases made with state funds. This issue brief outlines the agencies and types of purchases subject to the code and rules, explains the vendor selection process, discusses bidding and contracting for construction projects, and describes the types of preference that exist for awarding contracts.

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