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: Statutory Violations Prevention, Contract Drafting Boot Camp, and Controller Pre-Delegation Training are available to all state employees. Procurement trainings that are part of the certificate path are only available for state procurement personnel. 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Statutory Violations Prevention Training - Online
Date Time Register
5/11/21 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Register


Contract Drafting Boot Camp - Online
Date Time Register
4/22/21 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Register

Controller Pre-Delegation Training - Online
Date Time Register
5/18/21 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Register

Procurement Training / Certificate Paths


Certificates (pending)

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

    Program Resources for Contract Management Training

    PDFs from Contract Management Training Resources Tab

    JAWS Screen Reader Guide

    State Controller Procurement Conflicts of Interest Technical Guidance

    State Controller Procurement Conflicts of Interest Policy

    Contract Manager Toolkit

    Online Resources Referenced in Contract Management Training

    Unofficial Procurement Code & Rules

    State Fiscal Rules

    Colorado Revised Statutes

    Vendor Training


    For more information contact

    Aaron Aldrich
    Procurement Instructional Designer
    (303) 866-3662