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February 1, 2010 - New SPO Website

SPO is pleased to announce the unveiling of our new web site, SPO.AZ.GOV (type "SPO.AZ.GOV" into your URL address bar, the address will display or and will display, both will work).  

Please update your bookmarks to reflect this change; redirects to the new site will begin March 1, 2010

NOTICE:  As of Monday, August 31, 2009, at 5:00 PM MST, the State of Arizona's eProcurement system, SPIRIT ( is no longer available.  Visitors to that URL will be automatically re-directed to the State's new eProcurement system, ProcureAZ (  Questions regarding the new site/system should be directed to the

ProcureAZ Help Desk: or (602) 542-7600


Our vision: "To be the model for excellence in public procurement practices, leadership, and integrity."

Our mission: "Providing procurement services through operational leadership, legal compliance, and enhanced value for our customers and the State’s procurement community."

Who we are: SPO coordinates the Value in Procurement (VIP) initiative statewide to achieve the recommendations identified in the Governor’s Efficiency Review. We conduct strategic sourcing as a Strategic Contracting Center (SCC) for statewide non-programmatic contracts, information technology and telecommunications contracts, Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) equipment and supplies contracts, and construction projects. We provide centralized procurement contracting services for non-SCC agencies and ADOA. We provide procurement technology solutions for agencies and political subdivisions. We conduct compliance reviews and oversight of procurement authority of all state agencies. We coordinate with the Office of the Attorney General to provide advice, guidance, and assistance to agencies on procurement laws, rules, and court decisions. We provide technical training and assistance for small-, women- and minority-owned businesses. We provide procurement training and oversight of professional certification program for customers and procurement officers. We also administer a certification program for Arizona government cooperative purchasing.

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