Pathways to Government Contracts and Consumer Connections


Are you a Colorado business interested in expanding through government contract opportunities? Or are you looking to work with a BIPOC-owned business? The Minority Business Office of Colorado connects minority, women and veteran owned businesses seeking important resources to succeed in the bidding process or expand their market.

Government Contracting Opportunities

The following resources are ideal to register your certified business or monitor contract opportunities with public agencies.

  • Colorado Supplier Diversity Office operates a help desk to assist businesses with questions about solicitations for State of Colorado contracts. They can help you with responding to solicitations, finding available opportunities, interpreting solicitation documents, and providing response procedures and best practices.
  • Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing via BidNet: State and local government agencies throughout Colorado and Wyoming, including the City and County of Denver, utilize Bidnet Direct for distribution of solicitations.
  • OpenGov: State and local agencies use this platform to announce their solicitations. Through this site, certified businesses have opportunities to bid on contracts from agencies, such as RTD, City of Golden, Brighton, Adams County, Pitkin County, etc.  Once registered on the platform, you are able to subscribe to different agencies and departments to receive future solicitation notifications. Additional support and resources to navigate the site are available through their OpenGov University offerings.
  • NASPO: This tool is best suited for businesses that have already been awarded a state or federal contract. National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint does not have a vendor registration process, however if you would like to be notified about future solicitations, please Explore NASPO ValuePoint Contracts by Category.
  • SAM: System for Award Management (SAM) is the Federal government registry for vendors interested in bidding on federal contracts. To register, visit How to register to SAM Database, (PDF).

Additionally, the Supplier Diversity division at the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration provides a comprehensive list of the most important State of Colorado resources about government contracting opportunities.

Discover BIPOC-Owned Businesses

The ShopBIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) website is designed to connect consumers with BIPOC-owned businesses who represent a large range of consumer categories.BIPOC-owned businesses can also register their company to expand their markets.

  • ShopBIPOC: ShopBIPOC highlights and supports Colorado-based Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latino/a/e/x, biracial, and multiracial people who provide goods or services. Register with ShopBIPOC.


The Minority Business Office Directory will sunset the week of April 24, 2024. Certified businesses interested in activating in the government contracting space are encouraged to activate through the resources highlighted above.


Type: Resources

For: Colorado businesses

Industry-specific: All industries

OEDIT division: Minority Business Office

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