The City of Wichita is a proud supporter of entrepreneurship and an activist in helping emerging business enterprises. Every quarter, the City of Wichita Purchasing Division reports the dollar amounts spent with qualified EBE businesses to City Council.
The Board of Bids and Contracts was established by the City ordinance in 1956 as an advisory board of the City Commission. Since its inception, the development of the Board of Bids and Contracts has focused a large portion of the responsibility for purchases where the statutory limitation applies and formal bid procedures are followed. It is, therefore, necessary to thoroughly examine the policies and procedures of the Board of Bids and Contracts before a complete understanding of the purchasing process of the City of Wichita can be achieved.