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Procurement Training

The State Purchasing and Contracts Office (SPCO) offers free training on a range of topics for the procurement community. All upcoming training will be announced on this page, with a registration link. In addition, any procurement resources that are developed can be accessed here.

Please note: Contract Drafting Boot Camp and Controller Pre-Delegation Training are available to all state employees. Procurement training courses that are part of the certificate path are only available for state procurement personnel. 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Statutory Violations training is now available through your agency/IHE's LMS. Please contact your agency controller for more information.

Contract Drafting Bootcamp - Online

DateTimeRegister
8/22/248:00 am - 3:00 pmRegister for Contract Drafting Bootcamp
1/16/258:00 am - 3:00 pmRegister for Contract Drafting Bootcamp
 

Controller Pre-Delegation Training - Online

DateTimeRegister
8/20/241:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegister for Controller Pre-Delegation Training
11/7/241:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegister for Controller Pre-Delegation Training
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Procurement Training / Certificate Paths

COPROU Login

Certificates

Linked courses are available in COPROU. Courses without links are planned but not yet available.

Procurement Official Certification

Basic Procurement Certification

Purchasing Certification

  • Planning and Research (includes market research, RFIs)
  • Procurement Writing (specifications and statements of work)
  • Invitation for Bids
  • Documented Quotes
  • Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Contracts Certification

  • Procurement Writing (specifications and statements of work)
  • Contract Provisions
  • Indemnification and Limitations of Liability (or Impermissible Contract Terms)
  • Successful Contract Management

Advanced Procurement Certification

  • Request for Proposals
  • Invitation to Negotiate
  • Negotiations
  • Pricing/Payment Structures
  • Advanced Procurement Writing

 

Resources for Contract Management Training

Documents

State Controller Procurement Conflicts of Interest Technical Guidance

State Controller Procurement Conflicts of Interest Policy

Sample Contract Management Best Practices

Sample Contract Manager Agreement

Online Resources

Unofficial Procurement Code & Rules

State Fiscal Rules

Colorado Revised Statutes

PAC Summit and Price Agreement Week Training

PAC Summit 2022

PAC Summit Day 1 Slides (includes Bid Rigging & Anti-Trust and Market Research)

PAC Summit Day 1 Recording (includes Bid Rigging & Anti-Trust and Market Research)

Procurement Protest & Appeals Slides

Procurement Protest & Appeals Recording

Construction Training Slides

Construction Training Recording

Exceptions in Contract Negotiation Slides

Exceptions in Contract Negotiation Recording

Price Agreement Week 2022

Slides and Event Recordings

Vendor Training

Resources

For more information contact