The University of Colorado is closely monitoring the situation in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank as it affects University travel. Many airlines have already cancelled or suspended flights, and traveler advisories are changing regularly. For the most up-to-date information on worldwide travel advisories and how those impact any University business travel planning, please refer to the US Department of State Travel Advisories page.
CU travelers are also encouraged to utilize ISOS Membership Services (enter CU’s Membership No. 11BCAS000006 to log in) as an additional resource. To receive updated notifications dependent on your travel destination, download the ISOS mobile app. Note: All travel booked through Concur/CBT is automatically registered with ISOS.
Procurement Threshold Declaration Extension Update
Due to ongoing supply chain disruptions, escalating prices, and the labor market affecting both suppliers and the University of Colorado, the Procurement Service Center is extending the January 21, 2022 Procurement Declaration through December 31, 2022.
Under this declaration, mandatory bid requirements for goods up to $50,000 and services up to $150,000 continue to be temporarily suspended, and continue to be exempt from the requirement of a solicitation, Sole Source Justification, or presence of an existing competed contract.
We anticipate this will be the final extension of the emergency declaration. Starting in January you can expect to see permanent changes to our bidding requirements to include a new combined bid threshold for goods and services, as well as procurement procedures for all purchases greater than $10,000. We will announce these changes in the coming weeks.
Please be on the lookout for upcoming communications about this exciting change!