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

Exhibit Fabrication and Installation of Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering, A Place of Survival (RFP# 00-505-19-16120)

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of professional services to fabricate and install the exhibit “Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering, A Place of Survival” at the Fort Sumner Historic Site and Bosque Redondo Memorial.

Released: October 16, 2019
All proposals must be received by November 18, 2019.

RFP 505 19 16120 (posted 10/16/19)
RFP 505 19 1620 Appendix G (posted 10/25/19)
RFP 505 19 1620 Amendment 1 (posted 10/25/19)
RFP 505 19 1620 Amendment 2 (posted 11/5/19) RFP 505 19 1620 Questions and Answers (posted 11/8/19)

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.