Purchasing & Bids provides assistance to city departments in the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services, however the City of Lawrence does not have a centralized purchasing organization.

Individual departments are responsible for maintaining their own vendor lists and issuing bids. Purchasing is responsible for the advertising and tabulation of bids, assisting departments in obtaining contracts for service, preparation and issuance of purchase orders, and supervising the transfer or disposal of all surplus materials, supplies, and equipment.

The City of Lawrence has contracted with DemandStar.Com to host its request for bids and proposals on the internet. DemandStar subscribers are automatically notified of items the City is requesting.

Vendors can subscribe with Demandstar at www.demandstar.com.

Bids and proposals may also be obtained by emailing cityaccounting@lawrenceks.org. Please reference the word “Bid” in the subject line of your email.

Terms and Conditions

Please familiarize yourself with the purchasing terms and conditions.