Mission Statement

The Office of Procurement Services strives to provide valued customer service by using best business practices in the acquisition of optimum quality goods and services while adhering to University, State, and Federal requirements in support of the University’s mission of excellence in instruction, research, and outreach. It is incumbent upon Procurement Services to insure the integrity of the procurement process for our customers, taxpayers, and the vendor community.


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.