Reporting Requirements

Reporting Requirements for Public Projects as per HB13-1292

HB 13-1292 requires that state agencies post their rationale for selecting the contracting method on their website for public works projects. Public works projects are projects for which appropriation or expenditure of funds equal or exceeds $500,000.

Rationale should include, but not be limited to:

  • Project schedule impacts
  • Cost limitations
  • Complexity of work
  • Any other specific requirements of the project impacting the selection of the contracting method

The posting of the agency’s written rationale should be made on the date of the first published solicitation and remain for not less than thirty (30) calendar days under the title—“Reporting Requirements for Public Projects as per HB13-1292.”

Additionally, House Bill 13-1292 requires that state agencies post their rationale for any waiver granted to a contractor related to using Colorado labor to perform at least eighty percent (80%) of the work on a public works project, per CRS 8-17-101.

Posting of the agency’s written waiver should include, but not be limited to:

  • Contractor’s justification for insufficient available Colorado labor and the agency’s determination that there is an undue burden negatively impacting the project schedule
  • Budget/appropriation
  • Quality/standards of care or any other specific requirement of the project due to compliance with the 80% Colorado labor requirement

The posting of rationale should be made on the date of the award and remain for not less than thirty (30) calendar days under the title—“Reporting Requirements for Public Projects as per HB13-1292.

Public Projects Report as per HB13-1292

Please contact Stacy Steelman, Director of Procurement and Distribution Services, with questions.