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DPO Program

Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) procurement of goods and services is governed by the New Mexico Procurement Code, Chapter 13 and CNM policy.  The Department Purchase Order program is a delegation of Purchasing Authority, for small purchases less than $2,000 and no single item greater than $999.99, from the Director of Purchasing to trained individuals in user departments.  It is designed to give user departments maximum operating freedom while assuring compliance with New Mexico statutes and CNM Policies and Procedures, however, strict rules apply and training of department personnel is required.

The DPO program allows trained bookholders to issue Department Purchase Orders (DPOs) directly to vendors for purchases not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000).

Department Purchase Orders (DPOs) may be issued only by authorized individuals and are valid only for purchases of $2,000 and no single item exceeding $999.99.  Prospective bookholders must successfully complete a Purchasing Overview and Training.


Please contact Reina Martinez for questions regarding the DPO program or for DPO training.