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 May

This month’s tip:  Hotel and event contracts with an estimated spend under $10K must be routed to Procurement Services for review, negotiation, and signature by submitting a multi-line requisition artificially raised to $10,001.  For example, Line 1 is for the estimated spend for services ($5000).  Line 2 is for the difference between $10,001 and the estimated spend ($5,001).  When the purchase order is issued Line 2 will be removed and the purchase order total will only be for the estimated spend.

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 August 16 at 9 am.  Please email lynette.brink@colostate.edu to request a link if you don’t receive one.  Everyone is invited.

Guiding Principles

Each individual in the Department 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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