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While buyers have areas of expertise, they are not solely assigned to the procurement of specific commodities. Every buyer is trained and knowledgeable in multiple facets of the daily operations of the City of Wichita.
City departments are allowed to procure goods and services, not on a current contract, up to $5,000. After that amount, they must work with the Purchasing division to procure their goods and services.
Yes. The Purchasing division works with all various departments, boards and agencies of the City of Wichita.
No. The City has neither a law or policy that provides bid preference points to local or State of Kansas Vendors.
Purchasing exists to obtain the greatest value for each dollar spent by the City of Wichita in the procurement of commodities and services for the various departments we represent. Our job is to see that each City department is supplied with the goods or services it needs quickly, efficiently, and economically.