Procurement and Contracting Department
Kris Odom, Executive Director
Organizational Overview

Procurement authority is provided by the Board of Education (BOE) via Colorado Revised Statute §22-32-109.
The BOE of D-11 is elected to establish a centralized system staffed with trained procurement professionals to
facilitate the efficient acquisition of supplies, equipment, services, construction, and real property, as well as the
disposition of surplus property. In addition, the Facility Rentals office is part of the Procurement Department.

The District 11 Procurement and Contracting Department is accountable to the Superintendent, reporting through
the Deputy Superintendent for Business Services, for ensuring integrity in the procurement process. The
department provides expertise on contracts ranging from small dollar value procurements to large, complex
acquisitions, contract administration, while ensuring top-quality customer service. A variety of tools from formal
contracts to use of pre-established purchasing instruments to intergovernmental agreements are used to achieve
the most efficient and cost-effective acquisition for all purchases handled by the department. Support includes not
only the transactional aspects of contracts and rentals but also assistance in developing requirements, conducting market research, evaluating risks and benefits to obtain best value solutions that are financially sound. The total staffing for Procurement and Contracting and Facility Rentals is comprised of nine executive professional full time equivalency (FTE) and two education support professional FTE. This is a team of trained, experienced professionals dedicated to support student achievement by ensuring quality procurements and outstanding customer support.
  • Vision Statement: Our quest is to open doors for student success by providing superior solutions
    through contracting.
  • Mission Statement: Apply best business practices to obtain best value solutions that support our core
    business – student achievement.
  • Governing Policies:
    DJ, Procurement and Contracting
    KF, Community Use of District Real Property