Personal Services
Responsible Administrative Units:
Agreements Policy
Human Resources
Finance & Administration


Issued: May 31, 2006
Policy Contacts:

vgraves@mines.edu

Revised:
nmartine@mines.edu





1.1
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

Colorado statute (24-50-501 through 514 C.R.S.) and the Colorado Department
of Personnel and Administration (DPA) Personnel Rules, Chapter 10, govern the
procurement of personal services, personal services reviews, and waivers from
the review process. Through its regulatory powers, DPA requires CSM to adopt
and disseminate policies and procedures establishing a Personal Services
Review Program.

While the State Personnel Rules under which CSM must operate were restated
in 2005, the concepts are similar to those that have been in place for a number of
years. Services requiring review include those acquired through contracts,
purchase orders, purchase requisitions and invoices.

In the past, reviews and approvals for Personal Services Agreements were
issued centrally by DPA. Under the new rules, CSM is obligated to establish a
Personal Services Agreement Review program on campus and retain on its staff
a certified reviewer. A component of CSM’s program will include waivers from
the review requirement when the contract meets certain specific statutory
exceptions. The waiver component of the program must be proposed by CSM to
the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration and approved by DPA
in order for it to be used on campus.

1.1
DEFINITIONS

24-50-501 C.R.S. provides definitions for the following terms:

1.1. 1. Contract: Any type of state agreement, regardless of what it may
be called, for the acquisition of services.
1.1.2.
Personal Services: Services acquired for the state’s direct benefit
in its operations.
1.1.3.
Purchased services: The acquisition of services which directly
benefit specific groups or individuals in the public at large as
defined by law, from public or private entities licensed, certified, or
otherwise authorized by statute to provide such services.
1.1.4.
Services: The furnishing of labor, time, or effort.





Personal Services
Responsible Administrative Units:
Agreements Policy
Human Resources
Finance & Administration


Issued: May 31, 2006
Policy Contacts:

vgraves@mines.edu

Revised:
nmartine@mines.edu





2.0 POLICY

It is the policy of the Colorado School of Mines to assure that procurement of all
services is made consistent with the requirements of Colorado Statutes, Fiscal
Rules, and State Personnel Rules. All CSM employees who procure services for
the school are required to do so in accordance with the procedures established
by CSM and in concert with the requirements of statute and state rules.

If services are procured or authorized by CSM employees contrary to this policy
and its procedures, the costs of the services performed may be personal
expenses of the CSM employee who authorized the performance of the work.
Such costs, under statute [C.R.S. 24-30-202 (1) or (3)] and State Controller
Policy “Managing Commitment Vouchers That Violate State Statutes,” are not
allowed for payment or reimbursement by CSM.



3.0 PROCEDURES

The following procedures are intended to describe the process of obtaining
personal services and implement the steps needed in order to conform to the
requirements mandated by legislation and state rules.

3.1 All purchase requisitions for personal services over $5,000.00 must be
accompanied by a completed Certification for Personal Services Agreements
form including all required supporting documents unless a waiver exists (see
Section 4.0 below). All purchase requisitions above $50,000.00 must also have
an additional completed Personal Services Business Case form attached.

3.1.1 Services acquired through this Certification for Personal Services
Agreements process require formulating and documenting the business
case for entering into the contract. The business case must contain an
analysis of accountability, cost and quality. (Use of the forms referenced in
3.1 above can assist purchasers in making the business case.)

3.1.2 The certification must also include an analysis of the potential
impact on the state personnel system. At a minimum, the analysis should
include consideration of the following questions:





Personal Services
Responsible Administrative Units:
Agreements Policy
Human Resources
Finance & Administration


Issued: May 31, 2006
Policy Contacts:

vgraves@mines.edu

Revised:
nmartine@mines.edu





3.1.2 a Is the predominant purpose of the contract the acquisition of
labor, skills, creativity, or judgment, as opposed to the acquisition of
property?

3.1.2 b If the contract involves equipment, materials, facilities, or
maintenance and operational support services, is the need insufficient to
justify hiring permanent employees and purchasing capital equipment?

3.1.2 c Is the need for service resulting from a temporary need for a
finite period of time?

3.1.2 d Is the need for service an occasional need that is seasonal,
irregular, or fluctuating in nature?

3.1.2 e Does the contract cover an urgent need for immediate action
to protect the health, welfare, or safety of people or property?

3.1.2 f Does the contract cover a need for services to meet an
externally imposed deadline beyond CSM’s control?

3.2 Contracts that are under $5,000 in aggregate over a twelve (12) month
period are not subject to the requirement to obtain a Personal Services Review.
However, services obtained under such contracts may not be artificially divided in
order to remain under the $5,000 limit and avoid the requirement for Personal
Services Review.

3.3 Contracts that result directly or indirectly in the separation of certified
classified employees cannot be approved [24-50-503 (2) C.R.S.].



4.0 Waivers from Personal Services Agreement Review

Certain contracts for personal services are eligible for a waiver from the normally
required personal services agreement review. These waivers allow the purchase
of the services without the person initiating the purchase or contract having to
perform the full business analysis. The list in Appendix A that follows contains
specific waivers that may be used by CSM employees in the securing of certain
services.





Personal Services
Responsible Administrative Units:
Agreements Policy
Human Resources
Finance & Administration


Issued: May 31, 2006
Policy Contacts:

vgraves@mines.edu

Revised:
nmartine@mines.edu





4.1 Services cannot be performed nor can contracts be issued prior to a
waiver being established.

4.2 To use a waiver, a copy of the appropriate waiver from Appendix A must
be attached to all contracts, purchase orders, and purchase requisitions that are
sent to Procurement Services for processing and payment under the waiver.
Additionally, a Personal Services Business Case form must also be completed
and attached to the purchase requisition.

4.3 Some waivers are granted by state agencies, and CSM does not have the
authority to grant these waivers. For example, these would include services for
printing, artwork, graphic design, copying, microfilm, imaging and mail services,
telecommunications services, training and facilitation services. A partial list of
example services often used on campus follows. The full list of state services
that require external waivers can be found at the Prior Approval Checklist site.
Please work with Procurement Services when requesting these types of services.

4.3.1 Printing, Artwork, Graphic Design, Copying, Microfilm, Imaging, and
Mail Services: This waiver is limited to the basis that state staff is unable to
perform the service needed. In the four county Denver Metro area, the
Division of Central Services within the Department of Personnel &
Administration (DPA) must be contacted to determine if the service can be
provided in-house. If Central Services or state staff cannot provide the
service(s), a waiver letter will need to be obtained and placed in the
Procurement file. Please work with Procurement Services to request a
waiver.

4.3.2 Telecommunications Services: These services are not available
within the state system and are acquired from outside vendors; however,
these services must have the approval from the Telecommunications Division
within DPA. Contact the CSM Telecommunications Office prior to initiating
any telecommunications services purchase.

4.3.3
Training and Facilitation Services: The Workforce Development
Program within the Division of Human Resources (DHR) in DPA exists to
perform training and facilitation services for state Classified employees.
Contact the DHR Workforce Development program via e-mail
(prsnl.training@state.co.us) to determine if the needed training is available
and to obtain a waiver in the event they cannot deliver the requested
services.





Personal Services
Responsible Administrative Units:
Agreements Policy
Human Resources
Finance & Administration


Issued: May 31, 2006
Policy Contacts:

vgraves@mines.edu

Revised:
nmartine@mines.edu






4.4
Waivers issued by CSM from Personal Services Agreements Reviews are
contained in Appendix A that follows. When obtaining services covered by one
of these waivers, in order for the service to be authorized and for payment to be
made, the purchase order or requisition sent to the CSM Procurement Services
Office must be accompanied by the relevant part of the waiver.

4.5
Additional Department Instructions – Appendix B contains additional
department information that must be followed and which also must be attached to
purchase requisitions, purchase orders, contracts or other documents used to
secure services covered by these procedures.