Doing Business with the State of Colorado

ACCESSColorado
Supplier Resources, Training & Outreach
 
The procurement function in Colorado is decentralized and businesses wanting to sell goods or services to State government must promote their goods and services to individual State entities and actively search for opportunities on ColoradoVSS and other solicitation websites.  The State Purchasing Office is a valuable resource that helps guide businesses through the procurement process.  ACCESSColorado is our program for active and prospective suppliers.
 

Instructions

Start with ACCESSColorado - 3 STEP Guide for doing Business with the State of Colorado.  (Updated 02/06/2015)
Areas covered in the guide are:
  • STATE PURCHASING 101 - Understand State Procurement
  • RESEARCH - Find out who buys your goods and services to help create an effective strategy
  • REGISTER - Visit ColoradoVSS and identify opportunities through different lifecycles of solicitations
  • ACCESS - Find out who to talk to and how to engage with the Colorado Procurement Community
  • PURCHASING TERMINOLOGIES - Commonly used terminologies to help you navigate State Procurement 
  • RESOURCES - State, Business and Purchasing Associations that can provide support and assistance 

After reviewing the Guide, use the links below to receive the information and tools to help you be successful in selling your goods & services.  

 

 
 
STEP 1 | RESEARCH
ColoradoVSS and ColoradoBIDS (previous website) - review historical solicitation information
 
The Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting - Identify opportunities through reviewing Agencies' Plans and Budgets
 
STEP 2 | REGISTER
 
Solicitations - Find where all other solicitations are posted
 
STEP 3 | ACCESS
 
 
RESOURCES | STATE OF COLORADO
 
 
State Agency Directory - With phone numbers, website links and Agency descriptions
 
RESOURCES | BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
 
 
 
RESOURCES | LOCAL PURCHASING ASSOCIATIONS
 
 
RESOURCES | NATIONAL COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
 
 
 

For more information contact
David Musgrave
Supplier Diversity Liaison
(303) 866-3640