How can my agency get involved in the KCRPC?
The objective is for the KCRPC to provide these benefits to local governments in the region:
- More cooperative contracts and more opportunities for volume discount savings to local governments.
- New initiatives and new opportunities to save money.
- New opportunities through partnerships with other local governments, schools, and national purchasing cooperatives.
A representative of your agency must be a current member of any National Institute of Governmental Purchasing chapter affiliate to use the local KCRPC contracts. Area chapter affiliates include Mid-America Council of Public Purchasing, MAPP, KAPPP.
Familiarize yourself with your state statutes
Local governments receive their authority for cooperative purchasing from state statutes and adopt resolutions that allow them to participate in cooperative purchasing.
- Kansas Chapter 75 Article 37
- Missouri State Statues: Political Subdivisions, Miscellaneous Powers: 67.330, 67.360, 67.370, 67.390, 70.220
Create a cooperative purchasing resolution or policy
Each participating government is asked to obtain a current Letter of Understanding from their governing body prior to bid solicitations or obtain a resolution/policy allowing KCRPC/MARC to issue and award contracts on behalf of the participant.