Kansas Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Kansas Statutes, §75-3740. Contracts must be awarded to certified businesses that are responsible bidders and whose total cost is not more than 10% higher than the lowest competitive bid. A responsible bidder that purchases from a certified business the dollar amount of such purchases made during the prior fiscal year must be deducted from the original bid, not to exceed 10% of the original bid received from that bidder. A "certified business" includes requirements of domicile in Kansas and conducting business primarily in Kansas or production substantially all in Kansas. In the state agency purchase of passenger motor vehicles, 3.0% of the bid amount is subtracted from bids of responsible bidders offering motor vehicles assemble in Kansas which match the exact specifications of the agency.


Kansas Statutes, §75-3740. If the dollar amount of a bid received from the lowest responsible resident bidder is identical to the dollar amount of a bid from the lowest responsible out-of-state bidder must be awarded to the resident bidder.

Kansas Statutes, §75-3740a. The state, any agency, department, bureau, or division thereof and any municipality (including counties, school districts, improvement districts, and other public bodies), in letting contracts for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of any public building or structure or any addition thereto or for any public work or improvement, or for any purchase of goods, merchandise, materials, supplies, or equipment, a contractor domiciled outside Kansas, to be successful, must submit a bid the same percent less than the lowest bid of a responsible Kansas contractor as would be required of the Kansas-domiciled contractor in the out-of-state contractor's state of domicile.