Competitive Bid System
The County Code provides that certain purchases under $25,000 can be accomplished in the open market without advertisement. These bids are publicly posted in the Kansas City Courthouse and the Independence Courthouse Annex.
The County Code provides that all contracts for the purchase or lease of supplies, materials, equipment, construction, or services other than personal or professional, and except as otherwise provided by law, when the estimated cost exceeds $25,000 shall be purchased under formal, written contract from the lowest and best bidder in the open market observing formal procedures. These bids are posted publicly in both courthouses and sent to as many prospective bidders from the County's Bidders and Suppliers' List as is necessary to assure a reasonable distribution of the solicitation and adequate competition.