The State of Kansas establishes state-wide contracts for use by all State agencies. In addition to these state-wide contracts, the Purchasing Department of the University of Kansas Medical Center establishes KUMC Specific contracts for use by the University departments.
A University contract can be established locally if the annual expenditure falls within our local authority of $25,000. Annual expenditures exceeding that amount require the contract be established by the State Division of Purchases. We are required to utilize state-wide or University contracts for the purchase of goods or services from the following contracts.
The contract list includes both state-wide and University of Kansas Medical Center contracts. Contracts listed as Statewide Mandatory or KUMC Specific are to be used when spending State funds.
NOTE: Contract titles are linked to complete Contract in Word on the State Department of Administration, Division of Purchases web site.
NOTE: this price listing changes quarterly. The quarters are as follows: January 1 to March 31, April 1 to June 30, July 1 to September 30, October 1 to December 31.
Effective June 1, 2009, a minimum order of $35.00 from Staples will be implemented.
Effective July 1, 2009, the name officially changes from Corporate Express/Staples to Staples Contract &
Commercial, Inc. dba Staples Advantage. The vendor number assigned in PeopleSoft is 0001000457.
"Off Contract" Purchases: If requesting to go "Off Contract" to purchase a unique or specialized item, when a similar item is on a contract, you must complete a Prior Authorization Form . The form must contain the reason the item is unique/specialized and why what is on contract is not acceptable. This form must also be completed requesting to go "Off Contract" for cost savings. Cost saving must be at least 10%. A cost comparison must be noted directly on the form indicating the contract price versus the price of the item you are requesting approval for. Fax the form to Purchasing at 8-1102.