Nonprofits receiving funds from local, state, or federal governments are eligible to make purchases from State Price Agreements. Nonprofits must be certified by the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) as local public procurement units. Once certified, a nonprofit can make purchases through the state procurement system and have the same group discounts of 10 to 40 percent that state government enjoys on a variety of goods and services.
To participate in the system eligible nonprofits must fill out a cooperative purchasing agreement with DPA. Download the agreement form (PDF).
- Review state price agreements and Colorado BIDS for goods and services.
- View a short guide to understanding and using the procurement system (PDF).
For more information, visit the nonprofit page at the State Purchasing Office.
The Colorado Nonprofit Association championed HB 09-1088 that created this purchasing opportunity for nonprofits. Gov. Ritter signed HB 09-1088, sponsored by Rep. David Balmer (R-Centennial) and Sen. Linda Newell (D-Englewood), at the Colorado Nonprofit Week Awards Luncheon in March 2009.