Kansas lawmakers should demand a thorough review of the states rules for awarding no-bid, sole-source contracts.
That message is clear from recent reporting in The Star and Wichita Eagle. During the past eight years, Kansas has authorized $550 million to buy products and services without competitive bids.
The purchases include technical services, consultants advice, software, fuel, even groceries. State officials have approved no-bid purchases more than 1,000 times.
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