Minor Capital Outlay (MCO) projects are limited to those projects that correct deficiencies, upgrade and/or renovate campus facilities to accommodate the academic program, add access or provide equipment for a minor capital outlay project whose estimated total cost is below the Minor Capital Outlay limit, which is determined each year by the Department of Finance. MCO does not include any work classified as maintenance or repair: current budget letter . The determination and accomplishment of minor capital outlay projects have been delegated to the campuses.
The system may allocate MCO funds as part of the annual capital outlay process. Information about when to make an MCO request will be included in the annual call letter, when applicable.
MCO projects can be procured via Job Order Contracting, a project delivery method that allows for bidding of multiple minor capital projects in a single contract, based on pre-determined pricing.