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Colorado Procurement Guidance

Colorado Procurement Guidance is issued on a periodic basis.

Accessibility & Procurement
Solicitation Templates
Purchasing Thresholds
Goods & ServicesThreshold / Bidding Tools
Up to $50,000Discretionary
  • No Competition Required*
$50,000 to $250,000Small Purchases
  • Documented Quote (DQ)
$250,000 and Over--
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Invitation for Bid (IFB)
  • Invitation to Negotiate (ITN)**

Special circumstance procurements, emergency procurements, reverse auctions, and sole source procurements may be used at any threshold, with approval from the agency procurement official or Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), as required.

* A governmental body without delegated purchasing authority may purchase goods or services with no competition required up to a limit of $5,000.

** The CPO may approve or deny a request to use a DQ process when the estimated cost would exceed the small purchase threshold.

Purchasing Thresholds - Effective July 1, 2022

Colorado Commitment Voucher Types & Thresholds
Commitment Voucher TypeThreshold
Small Purchase Documentation
  • Goods, Services, and Grants $10,000 or less
Purchase Order
  • Goods over $10,000
  • Services between $10,000 and $250,000
  • Construction up to $150,000 (FR 4-1)
State Contract
  • Services over $250,000
  • Construction over $150,000
  • Professional Services, any amount
  • Real Property leases/licenses, any amount
Small Dollar Grant Amount
  • Grants between $10,000 and $250,000
Grant Agreement
  • Grants over $250,000

Commitment Voucher Thresholds - Effective July 1, 2022

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