Sedgwick County...working for you


  • Director Chris Chronis

    Chris Chronis
    Chief Financial Officer

    p. 316.660.7591

    525 N. Main, Suite 823
    Wichita, KS 67203
    p. 316.660.7591

Purchasing Office

525 N. Main #823
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: (316) 660-7255
Fax: (316) 383-7055
Joe Thomas, director

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Acquire goods and services to support county departments totaling approximately $150 million annually for the best possible price, while being prudent with taxpayer dollars.

  • Provide and ensure that the purchasing process is open, fair, competitive, and provides opportunities for all interested vendors.

  • Promote vendor participation in County business through education and outreach to all vendors interested, providing goods and services for Sedgwick County.

  • Maintain and manage more than 300 commodity contracts on behalf of departments and vendors who have been awarded contracts.

  • Vendor training - Vendor Training Sessions take place on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at 525 N. Main, Room 823, Wichita, Kansas.

    Vendors may contact Purchasing at (316) 660-7255 to register to attend a training session and walk-ins are welcome, although registration is preferred as room size capacity is limited.

Purchasing Staff Contacts

Joseph Thomas – C.P.M. - Purchasing Director  
Phone: (316) 660-7265
Areas of Responsibility:  Chemicals, Communications Office, County Manager’s Office, Environmental Resources,  Finance, Food, Household Hazardous Waste, Housing, Noxious Weeds,  Public Works, Storm Water Management, Zoo, Repairs and Maintenance

Kristen McGovern - CPM - Senior Purchasing Agent
Phone: (316) 660-7258
Areas of Responsibility:   Appliances,  Furniture/Filing Systems, Facilities Department, Facilities Maintenance, Security Services and Equipment, Commission, County Clerk’s Office, Human Resources, Legal, Security, Treasurer, Miscellaneous

Kim Evans - Purchasing Agent
Phone: (316) 660-7150
Areas of Responsibility:   Audio/Visual, Cabling, Radios, Telecom, Computer Hardware & peripherals, Computer Software, Office Equipment, Office Supplies, Paper Goods, Printing, Appraiser’s Office, ERP, DIO/IT/IS, Emergency Communications, Records Management, Register of Deeds, Elections Office, Environmental Resources

Kara Kingsley - Purchasing Agent
Phone: 316-660-7267
Areas of Responsibility:   Clothing/uniforms, Corrections, Detention Facility, District Attorney, District Court, Drugs/Pharmaceuticals, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire Department, Forensics, Health Department, Sheriff’s Office

Gunda Angelica - Purchasing Agent
Phone: (316) 660-7262
Areas of Responsibility:   Carpet, Janitorial Services & Supplies, Pest Control, Painting, Refuse Collection, Transportation, Aging, Animal Control, Code Enforcement, COMCARE, CDDO, Fleet Management, Parks, Special Projects-Interlocal

Support Staff

Linda Rangel - Administrative Specialist
Phone: (316) 660-7266
Areas of Responsibility:   Advertisement, Imaging, Office management, Legal contract management, RFP Support, Website management

Deanna Tyler - Purchasing Technician
Phone: (316) 660-7263
Areas of Responsibility:   Mail distributions, Telephone/front desk, vendor management, technical support, and backup for other support staff

Rebecca Davis
Phone: (316) 660-7240
Areas of Responsibility: Bid Opening, Bid Board, vendor management, technical support, and backup for other support staff


Sedgwick County...working for you

Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.