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.
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.