Programs & Services

Doing Business with DCA

The Department of Cultural Affairs purchases a wide variety of products and services ranging from cars, trucks and bookmobiles, to architectural services, and museum exhibits, to laboratory equipment, office supplies, and information technology support systems and services.

As an Agency of the State of New Mexico, the Department of Cultural Affairs is subject to all laws governing state agencies. As a department of the executive branch of New Mexico state government, DCA's purchases and contracts must ensure that each dollar is spent fairly and transparently in accordance with the New Mexico Procurement Code. It does so by working closely with and following guidelines of the General Services Department and its State Purchasing Division and the the Department of Finance and Administration and its Contract Review Bureau.

Through fair and open competition, the State Purchasing Division ensures compliance with the State Procurement Code for all purchases made by the executive branch agencies, as well establishing state-wide pricing agreements for use by multiple State Agencies and other Governmental New Mexico entities.

Invitations to Bid/Requests for Proposals/Requests for Information

Periodically, DCA issues requests for proposals or invitations to bid from qualified vendors. When available, active requests appear on this page.

Request for Proposals


The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish one or more contracts through competitive negotiations for the design, production, and implementation of improvements to the existing New Mexico Cultural Resource Information System (NMCRIS) web application. The solutions proposed by the selected Offeror will normalize and expand the application’s underlying data structures, modernize and improve the map service through which geospatial data is published, improve the usability of the system, expand upon the existing user interface, and modernize or replace the existing document management system.

Released: December 11, 2019
All proposals must be received by February 17, 2020.

RFP# 20 505 1000 0000 (posted 12/11/19)

Related Documents
NMCRIS Environment Report (posted 12/11/19)
NMCRIS Requirements Report (posted 12/11/19)
NMCRIS Design Report (posted 12/11/19)
Pre-Proposal Conference Agenda (posted 12/18/19)
RFP Questions and Answers (posted 12/24/19)

New Mexico Sunshine Portal

The Department of Cultural Affairs, like all agencies within New Mexico State Government makes information about its business practices available through the New Mexico Sunshine Portal, the official transparency and accountability portal for New Mexico state government. The portal contains information about government spending, budgets, revenues, employees, contracts and more.