Contracts & Procurement

About the Contracts & Procurement Division

The Contracts and Procurement Division provides internal support for all levels of the county, assisting in the procurement of supplies, equipment, services, and construction. The division also assists in negotiating and administering contracts, especially contracts for services. Along the way, the division seeks to be fair, honest, and transparent with vendors and citizens, giving equal opportunity to compete for the county’s business.

Vendor / Product Selection

When purchasing, the primary goals are to provide the best value of a product or service, while minimizing overall cost. The higher the expected amount of a given purchase, the more effort is put into vendor or product selection by county staff.

Goods & Services Less than $50,000

When procuring goods or services costing less than $50,000, the county does not typically advertise or give public notice. Vendors interested in providing goods or services costing less than $50,000 may make themselves more visible to county staff by registering themselves into the county’s on-line Vendor Directory, using the Vendor Directory Application Form.

Goods & Services More than $50,000

With minimal exceptions, goods and services expected to cost more than $50,000 are procured through a sealed bid process. Bid and proposal opportunities are advertised in the Pagosa Springs Sun. They are also posted to the Bid Postings page. Vendors interested in pursuing these opportunities can sign up to receive automatic email notification.

Guide to Doing Business with the County

For more information, see the Guide: Doing Business with the County.

Local Preference Policy

The county gives preference to local vendors or contractors when procuring goods and services, per the Local Preference Policy.

Procurement Policy

All procurements are subject to the county’s Procurement Policy, various Colorado State Statutes, and the existence of budgeted and appropriated funding sufficient to cover.