How to Buy Audiovisual Equipment and Services

This commodity includes audiovisual equipment, supplies, and installation and integration services.

Procurement Options and Procedures

  • $5,000 or less: Goods or Services Use your Procurement Card or a Department Purchase Order (DPO).
  • $5,001 - $10,000: Goods Use a PO Requisition or SPO Requisition. The Purchasing Agent needs adequate documentation to support the purchase and has discretion in determining whether or not competition is required.
  • $10,001 - $500,000: Goods Use a PO Requisition or SPO Requisition. The Purchasing Agent needs competition via Documented Quote process , or a Sole Source Justification , or a State or University Price Agreement .
  • $5,001 - $25,000: Services Use a PO Requisition or SPO Requisition. The Purchasing Agent needs adequate documentation to support the purchase and has discretion in determining whether or not competition is required.
  • $25,001 - $500,000: Services Use a PO Requisition or SPO Requisition. The Purchasing Agent needs competition via Documented Quote process, or a Sole Source Justification, or a State or University Price Agreement .
  • $500,001 or more: Goods or Services Use a PO Requisition or SPO Requisition. The Purchasing Agent needs competition via Invitation for Bids or RFP, or a Sole Source Justification, or a State or University Price Agreement .

Supplier Information

SKC Communication Products, Inc.

Contact Information

  • Tony Dilorio Phone: 800/882-7779 ext. 5326 or direct to 913/535-5326 Fax: 800/454-4752

Note: In all communications with the supplier (including questions, Procurement Card telephone orders, faxed purchase orders, etc.), departments must reference the following: contract # CNR-01052 and E&I membership # 5095.


Gov Connection

Contact Information

  • Mark LaFrance Phone: 800/800-0019 ext 33433 Fax: 603/683-0246

Note: In all communications with the supplier (including questions, Procurement Card telephone orders, faxed purchase orders, etc.), departments must reference the following: contract # CNR-01074 and E&I membership # 5095.

University Price Agreement

Through its relationship with the Educational & Institutional (E&I) Cooperative, the University of Colorado has established two University Price Agreements (UPAs) for this commodity.

SKC Communication Products, Inc.

  • # CNR-01052, valid through 11-30-08 Video Technical Support: 800/882-7779, # 4 and # 3

One of the UPAs is with SKC Communication Products, Inc. SKC designs, engineers, and delivers next-generation multimedia rooms that take advantage of the current best-in-class audio and video applications.

SKC offers five product lines:

  • Polycom - Voice, video, and network solutions. These include VTX voice conferencing systems, VSX video conferencing systems, Vortex integrated audio systems, and Network Systems Software and Enterprise solutions.
  • Plantronics - Headsets.
  • VBrick - Digital Video Systems. These are reliable, high-performance, easy-to- use networked video solutions.
  • Codian - Video conferencing. Codian designs and manufactures the most advanced video conferencing products available.
  • Tandberg - Video conferencing. Tandberg's HD suite now has more products to choose from.

With the exception of Plantronics, each company offers their entire catalog through SKC's E&I contract. For product detail and price quotes, contact the sales representative listed under Suppliers, above.

Gov Connection

# CNR-01074, valid through 11-30-11 Post-sales Tech Support: 800/800-0011 (you must provide your order number)

 

The second UPA is with Gov Connection (a PC Connection Company), for multimedia equipment, supplies, and support services. Gov Connection offers overnight delivery, custom-configured systems, 7-day customer service, and toll-free technical support until 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. A secure Internet Business Account has been set up for the University and reflects Gov Connection's E&I pricing. You can place orders with your Procurement Card by going to www.govconnection.com/colorado and setting up your username and password.

 

Purchasing Agent

Darlene Morrow