Doing Business WITH the City of Kansas City, Missouri

Vendor Registration and Procurement Overview

We welcome the opportunity to work with contractors, services, suppliers and vendors. The Procurement Services Division issues Service Contracts, Design Professional Contracts, Small Construction Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, Facility Repair, Commodity, and Small Local Business Enterprise contracts.

Here’s how the process works:

Step 1

Contact Procurement Services

First, contact Procurement Services by email or call (816) 513-0819

Step 2

Complete a Vendor Application

Downloand and complete the Vendor Application Form. Return the completed application form to Procurement Services by email or in-person.

Step 3

Find and Respond to Bid Opportunities

Go to the Online Contract Advertising System to see ad categories and search Bids and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Minority, Women, Disadvantaged Business Certification Workshops

There are free monthly pre-certification workshops conducted by the Procurement Services Division and Human Relations Department that cover MBE/WBE/SLBE certification and supplier registration. The MWDBE certification workshop is held on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m.

Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Certification Workshop

The SLBE certification workshop is held on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Workshops are currently being held virtually. For more information, please call (816) 513-1836.

To register online for MWDBE or SLBE certification application, go to the MWDBE Directory, click on Login (right side) to apply online. Existing MWDBE and SLBE’s can renew their certification as well once an account has been set up.

What does the city buy?

Procurement Staff and Commodities

The city provides a complete listing of assigned City staff and the commodities and services the City Purchases.

Go to Procurement Staff Directory

Bid/RFP Notification Apps

City of Kansas City Mobile Application for instant access for Bids/RFPs

iOS users – go to App Search and type in KCMO Online Contract Ad search.

Android users – go to Play Store, click Apps, type in KCMO online contract ad search.

Invitations for Bid (IFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs)

IFBs and RFPs are issued through the Online Contract Advertising System (select from the drop down box to find different types of bidding opportunities).

Access Construction Projects

The KC Plan Room

The Kansas City Plan Room gives you direct access to plans and specifications for City projects that are available for bidding. Create an account at KCMO Plan Room for information about City Departments, Economic Development Council, KC Streetcar and Kansas City Zoo construction projects.

If you would like to know more about new bidding opportunities, follow us on Twitter@KCMOProcurement.