The Office of Procurement Services strives to provide valued customer service in the acquisition of optimum quality goods and services while adhering to University, State, and Federal requirements in support of the University’s mission. It is incumbent upon Procurement Services to ensure an inclusive and ethical procurement process for our customers, taxpayers and the vendor community.

Procurement Services manages general procurement and strategic sourcing, Kuali Shop Catalogs, Procurement Card (PCARD), and the University’s Small Business Program.

Procurement Tuesday Tip for September

This month’s tip:  When attaching quotes or other documentation to requisitions that are <$10,000, but the total has been artificially inflated to $10,001 for Procurement review, always select “no” on the “send to vendor?” drop down in the Notes section of the requisition.  The Procurement Specialist will attach any documents that need to be sent to the vendor prior to issuing the PO.

Procurement Reading Room

Quarterly sessions will provide participants a peek behind the curtain to see how the University’s Procurement Rules are applied.

Sessions are held on Teams and a link will be sent out in advance via the BusFin listserv.  Our next session is scheduled for October 18 at 9 am.  Please email to request a link if you don’t receive one.  Everyone is invited.

Guiding Principles

Each individual in the Office of Procurement Services is committed to these guiding principles:

  1. To conduct all procurement activities with only the best interests of the University, it’s Board of Governors, and the State of Colorado in mind.
  2. To conduct business in a professional manner with integrity, openness, and fairness to all involved.
  3. To exercise discretion, use sound business judgment, and assure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in dealing with contractors and prospective contractors.
  4. To satisfy the customer’s needs for products and services that further the goals and objectives of the University and its programs, while meeting reasonable expectations of cost, quality, and timeliness.
  5. To enable and encourage its customers to seek innovative products and services through knowledge of the market place, promotion of competition, and access to leveraged buying opportunities that create value.

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