Sedgwick County...working for you


  • Interim Chief Financial Officer Lindsay Poe Rousseau

    Lindsay Poe Rousseau
    Chief Financial Officer

    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 – CPSM, C.P.M. – Purchasing Director  
Phone: (316) 660-7265
Areas of Responsibility:  Medical, Dental, Life & Vision, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Consulting Contracts Professional Services Contracts, County Manager Special Projects

Kristen McGovern - Senior Purchasing Agent
Phone: (316) 660-7258
Areas of Responsibility:   Aircraft Maintenance & Fuel, Fire - accessories and supplies, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Consult Services, Corrections, Demolition, Housing, Human Resources - memberships, Public Works - aggregates, roads & bridges, traffic control, flood control, Remediation Services, Trash, Uniforms

Kim Bush - Purchasing Agent
Phone: (316) 660-7150
Areas of Responsibility:   Appliances, Audio/visual, Book binding & printing, Construction/remodel, Election/voter, E-waste recycling, Facilities - HVAC, plumbing, electrical, architectural services, elevators,  FF&E, painting, fencing, roofing & doors, Furniture, IT - hardware & software, Office supplies, copy paper & copiers, Mail services, Parks & playgrounds, Photography & arial photography, Radios & telecom, Security & alarm systems, Shredding services

Kara Kingsley - Purchasing Agent
Phone: 316-660-7267
Areas of Responsibility:   Ammunition & firearms, Communications & public relations consulting, Financial services & surplus, Human Resources - educational training services & temporary personnel services, Law enforcement equipment & supplies, Medical equipment & services, Mortuary services, Recycling services, Signage

Britt Rosencutter - Purchasing Agent
Phone: 316-660-7262
Areas of Responsibility:   Animal control, Armored vehicle services, Custodial services & supplies, Fuel, oils & other automotive liquids, Groundskeeping equipment & services, Human services, Pest control, Snow removal services, All vehicles, heavy equipment, parts, supplies, services & tires

Support Staff

De Anna Hutton - New Administrative Specialist
Phone: (316) 660-7266
Areas of Responsibility:   Advertisement, Imaging, Office management, Legal contract management, RFP Support, Website management

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

Paul "Jack" Regehr - Purchasing Technician
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.