Purchasing, Bids & Contracts
Purchasing, Bids & Contracts

Current Bids
Current Year Awarded Contracts
Previous Year Awarded Contracts
Purchasing Manual (pdf)

The City does not have a centralized purchasing department. Most purchases are handled according to the City of Shawnee Purchasing Manual by individual departments.

Purchasing Practices
All purchases between $.01 and $5,000. Non-repetitive purchases of an aggregate amount of $5,000 or less are considered small purchases and are done at the department level and may be done by establishing department criteria or without competition.

All purchases between $5,001 and $50,000. Require informal solicitations and must be made in the open market. Departments are required to obtain documented quotes from a minimum of three vendors.

All purchases over $50,000 must be authorized by the Governing Body. Any purchase of supplies or nonprofessional services obligating the City to an estimated expenditure over $50,000 shall be purchased under formal competitive sealed bid procedures. Any purchase of Professional Services obligating the City to an expenditure of over $50,000 shall be purchased under either a formal competitive sealed Proposal or a competitive Request for Qualifications procedure.

For more information about the City's purchasing practices or current contracts, contact Debbie Kelly, Accounting Manager, (913) 742-6261.