Sole Source Listings for SFCC


The SFCC Purchasing Department at times makes purchases which have been determined to qualify as “Sole Source” purchases made in accordance with NMSA 1978 Secs. 13-1-126 and 13-1-128 (2012).  In those instances, a “Notice of Intent to Award” is made to publicly announce the college’s intent to award a Sole Source Contract for a specific service, construction or item of tangible personal property as required by law.

Any contractor who does not agree that the service, construction or item of tangible personal property is available only from the contractor determined to be a sole source may protest the “Notice of Intent to Award” by contacting the Purchasing office within fifteen (15) calendar days of the date this Notice is posted.  Your protest must be in writing and describe the basis for the protest.  Please submit your protest, via e-mail and include the words “PROTEST OF NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT TO ____ (reference the contractor’s name) and your company name on the subject line.  Send to  If you have questions, please contact the Purchasing office.

Please register your business as a vendor on our Purchasing Office page.

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Santa Fe Community College.

Title 1
Date Posted


Description of Goods or Services

CHESS is a non-for-profit that is contracting for services and support of the future Shared Services
ERP Project. The five participating colleges have a MOU in place where they have agreed to share
the cost of these services and support. This includes a contract for the CEO Kathy Ulibarri, COO Greg Saunders and ongoing support from Campus Works. This does not include cost of the actual ERP/SIS product or implementation which an RFP was developed for.




Cooperative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS)

 Contract Amount 


 Contract Term

4 yrs


Complete 9/6/21

Justification Form

Sole Source Chess Justification Form

Title 2
Date Posted Description of Goods or Services Department Contractor
8/25/21 Through the RFP process (RFP #P-430) initiated and processed by lead entity CNM, CHESS awarded and contracted Workday to provide new ERP and SIS systems and implementation services for five Independent Colleges (Central New Mexico Community College, San Juan College, Santa Fe Community College, Northern New Mexico College and Clovis Community College).  The five colleges entered into an MOU to share the cost of the system.  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the backbone that will run the colleges Finance, Human Capital Management and Payroll systems.  SIS is the Student Information System. Finance Cooperative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS)
 Contract Amount  Contract Term Status Justification Form
$16,000,000 5 years In Process Sole Source CHESS – Workday Justification Form