Contract Management System (CMS)

Colorado Revised Statutes §§24-102-205, 24-102-206, 24-103.5-101 and 24-105-102, requires the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA), to implement and maintain a centralized contract management system for the purpose of monitoring all State personal services contracts subject to statutory requirements. The Central Contracts Unit within the Office of the State Controller is charged with oversight of the resulting Statewide Contract Management System (CMS), which was implemented on July 1, 2009.

CMS is an Internet-based software enabling users to access their contracts via a web-browser. It is installed on a network server and can be accessed by an Internet browser (like Microsoft Internet Explorer), and can be used on a Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) in a multi-user environment. CMS is a contract management tool offering:

·         Security access,

·         Creation of contract records,

·         Assignment of tasks,

·         Tracking key dates related to contracts and tasks,

·         Generation of custom reports,

·         Attachment of scanned images and files to contract records, and

·         Linking of contract records.

CMS acts to assist the State in the continuous improvement of current contract monitoring and vendor oversight, leading to better performance, dollar savings and citizen confidence.

Training, Guidance
For self-study, please review the materials listed below under the “Training & Guidance” heading. If you wish to schedule an instructor-lead training session, please contact   

Single Points of Contact|
Each agency and participating institution of higher education has designated one of more person to assist in the dissemination of CMS information to state employees. These persons are known as single point of contact (SPC), and are the first line of assistance for any questions and needs relating to CMS.

View the complete list of SPCs here: Single Points of Contact.

For updates of this list, please complete the "User Request Form" or "Vendor Request Form" listed below and email it to  

The Public Database
Pursuant to CRS §24-102-205(3)(c), all personal services contracts entered into after July 1, 2009 and meeting the criteria of CRS §24-102-205(3)(a)(I) through (X) are available to the public through a searchable database

CMS Annual Reports
Pursuant to CRS §24-102-205(7), DPA annually submits reports on personal services contracts in CMS to the standing legislative committees of reference in each house of the general assembly with oversight responsibilities over DPA. Click on the links to the left to access available reports.

2013 Report Dated June 27, 2014

2012 Report Dated April 30, 2013

2011 Report Dated March 30, 2012

2010 Report Dated March 21, 2011


Training & Guidance

Processes & Forms



Technical Assistance Guide

Cross-Default Guide

Construction Performance Report

Help Text

Adding, Deleting and Changing Users

User Request Form

Original Contract Certification

Creating Reports

Adding and Changing Vendors

Vendor Request Form

Annual Certification

Listserve Messages


User Guide

Contractor Performance Measures

Contractor Performance Evaluation

Interim Contractor Performance Evaluation

Statement of Rebuttal

How to Track Vendor Performance