This catalog is published in compliance with K.S.A. 75-3317 through 75-3322, "The Kansas Use Law." The Kansas Director of Purchases has found the items in this 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.
Summary of K.S.A. 75-3321
The Director of Purchases and any person or officer authorized to purchase materials and supplies for any State agency or Unified School District operating in Kansas, or to purchase services for any agency within Kansas State government, shall purchase, from the catalog, "Products and Services Manufactured and Offered By Blind and Severely Disabled Kansans," at any time when the listings in that catalog will meet the needs of the agency or school district.
Summary of K.S.A. 75-3322
Whenever the qualified vendors represented in this catalog are unable to supply the products or services needed, or are unable to meet delivery requirements on any purchase order or requisition, a written waiver request shall immediately be forwarded to the Director of Purchases by the state agency procurement officer or purchasing officer of the Unified School District. If approved by the Director of Purchases such waivers shall relieve and exempt the state or Unified School District from the purchasing requirements set forth in the relevant Kansas laws (K.S.A. 75-3317 and 75-3322). The waiver granted shall apply only to the case of the specific purchase order, request or requisition.