Protected Vendors

Anyone using State Funds must purchase from the Kansas Blind or Severely Disabled Catalog when the requested item is listed in the catalog. The catalog is updated every January. When purchasing from the Kansas Blind or Severely Disabled Catalog, there is no contract number listed on the requisition. Grant funds are exempt.  

Online State Use Catalog 2014  .

"The catalog is published in compliance with K.S.A. 75-3317 through 75-3322, "The Kansas Use Law." When a State agency or Unified School District has need to purchase products such as those listed in the publication, it is a violation of Kansas law to purchase from any source other than the catalog. The Kansas Director of Purchases has found the items in the catalog to be consistent with "The Kansas Use Law" and has therefore designated them for mandatory purchase. The intent of "The Kansas Use Law" is to help provide employment for Kansans who are blind or severely disabled. Purchase of products and services from these exceptional Kansans helps them be a productive force contributing to the economy of our State."

Items available are:

  • Air Filters Pads, Fiberglass and Polyester
  • ASP Services
  • Bags, Compostable
  • Bags, Degradable
  • Bags, Environmental
  • Bags, Insect repellent trash
  • Bags, Medical/Isolation
  • Bags, Plastic Trash
  • Bags, recycled
  • Bags, seal closure
  • Bags, shredder
  • Binders, 3-ring vinyl
  • Boxing (packaging) service
  • Bulk Mailing Processing
  • Call Center Operations
  • Cartridges, Laser, Ink Jet & Fax
  • Collating service 
  • Delineators
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Storage and Retrieval
  • Document Conversion
  • Document Destruction
  • Filters, industrial air
  • Glasses, safety
  • Hand assembly
  • Janitorial Services
  • Laminating Services
  • Ledger Pad Holders
  • Markers
  • Medical Scrubs
  • Packaging
  • Pens, Ballpoint
  • Pens, Cushion-Grip
  • Pens, Gel
  • Pens, Rollerball
  • Pens, Triple Function
  • Printing Services
  • Records Management
  • Safety Products
  • Safety Vests
  • Scanning
  • Sheet Lifters
  • Sorting
  • Skin and Health Hygiene
  • Towels, heavy duty, reinforced paper

Protected Vendors:

  • Business Technology Career Opportunities, Inc.
  • Cartridge King of Kansas
  • Envision
  • Envision Digital Print
  • Goodwill Industries Easter Seals of Kansas
  • KETCH
  • TARC Industries
  • Tri-Valley Developmental Services
  • Kansas Correctional Industries (KCI) -  see below

     

The Prison Made Goods Act Mandatory Provision K.S.A. 75-5276 Sec. 9(a)

"All State agencies shall purchase from the secretary all articles or products required by such agencies that are produced by inmates and no such article or product shall be purchased by any State agency from any other source unless excepted from the provisions of this section, by law or in accordance with K.S.A. 75-5277 as amended."

Kansas Correctional Industries is a protected vendor and must be utilized for the products that they can provide.  To view products offered, visit their website:  www.kancorind.com
Note:  KCI does not accept the BPC card.
Items they do provide include the following;

  • Chairs
  • Office Furniture
  • Panel Systems
  • Desks
  • Credenzas
  • Bookcases
  • Harvester Furniture
  • Lounge Chairs/Tables
  • Sofas
  • Side Chairs/Designer Tables
  • Conference Tables
  • Bookcases
  • Workstation/Printer Stands
  • Signs (custom)
  • Paint
  • Cleaning Products
  • Clothing/Textiles
  • Re-upholstery
  • Refinishing
  • Microfilming
  • Furniture

Last modified: Jan 13, 2014
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