Modernizing Business Operations

One of the Department of Personnel & Administration's primary goals is to modernize the business operations we use to serve the State of Colorado, including many systems and processes that are outdated and even on the verge of failure. 

We continue to complete and move forward with other important system upgrades and replacement efforts under DPA’s oversight, including:

  • Replacing the State’s 20-year old Colorado Financial Reporting System (COFRS), which processes $29 billion in expenditure transactions annually and was at high risk of failure, with a state-of-the-art Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system called the Colorado Operations Resouce Engine (CORE) in July 2014; 
  • Improving State purchasing agreements resulting in a savings to taxpayers of roughly $7 million a year;
  • Standing up the State’s e-procurement system for technology assets, including electronic workflow approvals;
  • Migrating the State’s solicitation and vendor bidding system (“BIDS”) to a hosted online environment and paperless process;
  • Increasing the State's collection of overdue accounts by 32% using an innovative tax offset program;
  • Implementation and streamlining of the State’s Procurement Card and Travel Card systems;
  • Modernization of the State’s CUBS collection system;
  • Planning and implementation of an e-filing system in the Office of Administrative Courts, which will allow citizens and State agencies to file documents electronically;
  • Securing of $500,000 for grounds improvements in the Capitol complex; and
  • A complete overhaul of 11 DPA websites completed in October 2013.

If you have additional ideas for systems improvements DPA can make, please contact us at We'd love to hear from you.