Skip to main content

Colorado Revised Statutes Title 24. Government State § 24-16-103. Definitions

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) “Agency of government” means any state agency, department, division, board, bureau, commission, institution, or section which is a budgetary unit exercising purchasing authority or discretion.

(2) “Contract” means any agreement for public works for a fixed or determinable amount duly awarded after advertisement and competitive bid.

(3) “Cost” means the total cost of labor, materials, provisions, supplies, equipment rentals, equipment purchases, insurance, supervision, engineering, clerical and accounting services, the value of the use of equipment, including depreciation, owned by an agency of government, and reasonable estimates of other administrative costs not otherwise directly attributable to the project which may be reasonably apportioned to such project in accordance with generally accepted cost accounting principles and standards.

(4) “Generally accepted cost accounting principles and standards” means those accounting principles and standards promulgated by the cost accounting standards board of the American institute of certified public accountants which pertain to contractors engaged in the performance of government contracts.

(5) “Project” means any public work for which appropriation or expenditure of funds may be reasonably expected to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars in the aggregate for any fiscal year.

(6) “Public work” means any construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any land, building, structure, facility, road, highway, or other public improvement suitable for and intended for use in the promotion of the public health, welfare, or safety or maintenance programs for the upkeep of public roads, highways, or bridge structures;  except that “public works” does not include routine maintenance that is not definable by a stop or start time or by geographical limits.

(7) “Responsible agency of government” means the agency of government which has fiscal accountability for a project.

(8) “Responsible official” means the person having overall responsibility, including delegated authority, for keeping the accounting records of the responsible agency of government.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 24. Government State § 24-16-103. Definitions - last updated January 01, 2022 |

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Was this helpful?

Thank you. Your response has been sent.

Copied to clipboard