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Purchasing/Procurement Division

Our mission is to provide superior service by adding value and improvement on behalf of the Kansas City Public Schools. The Purchasing/Procurement Division strives to become an acknowledged leader throughout the Kansas City Public Schools and community; recognized for innovative, high quality, and cost effective approaches to meeting and exceeding our customers' needs and expectations.

The Purchasing Division of the Kansas City Public Schools accepts all bids on behalf of the District.

The Kansas City Public Schools has open contract opportunities for bidding. Interested vendors should register by clicking our Supplier Registration link to start the registration process. Only approved vendors can participate in the bidding process. A system generated email will be sent to all registered vendors regarding the status of the registration. If you have any questions concerning the registration process, please call our Purchasing Department at 816-418-7300.

All questions concerning specific bid opportunities should be addressed via email to bidquestions@kcpublicschools.org.

Supplier Diversity Program

The District’s objective and responsibility is to ensure that Minority (MBE), Women (WBE), Veteran (VBE), Disabled (DBE), Disabled-Veteran (DVBE), Hub Zone, and Small (8(a)) Business Enterprise firms have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate and compete for KCPS purchases and contracts.  We influence the depth and diversity of the vendor pool by promoting fair and open access for District business opportunities. Such efforts strengthen the District’s economic vitality and assist in getting the best price and value for the District.
The Supplier Diversity Policy can be reviewed by clicking Supplier Diversity Policy.
All questions concerning supplier diversity should be addressed via email to supplierdiversity@kcpublicschools.org.
Supplier Diversity Reports 
Kansas City Public Schools strives to utilize diverse suppliers in the procurement of goods and services as prime vendors and subcontractors. In attempts to monitor goals and track the progress of utilization, Kansas City Public School publishes a monthly diversity report and record of utilization. To locate a current copy please click Supplier Diversity Report .


Purchasing/Procurement Division Staff: 
Camille Y. Allen- Manager
Dorothy Reardon- Senior Contract Specialist
Larry Weissman-  Procurement Operations Specialist
LaVera Fleeks- Procurement Specialist
Betty Fagan- Purchasing Assistant 
1211 McGee, Suite 535
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 418-7300 (phone)
(816) 418- 7323 (fax)

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