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