1144 S. Seneca
Wichita, KS 67213
455 N Main, 7th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
City of Wichita Neighborhood Housing
455 N Main
Wichita, KS 67202
Sedgwick County Declines Proposals for MABCD/MAPD space
November 4, 2015
On November 4, the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners took action to
approve staff’s recommendation to decline RFP responses for space needs for the
Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) and the
Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD). On August 17, 2015 a Request for
Proposal (RFP) was sent to 80 vendors and advertised on the Sedgwick County
website for a move-in ready building for MABCD and MAPD. On September 29, 2015,
county purchasing received 16 responses for this RFP. Of those 16, four were
viable responses while the other 12 were a “no proposal” response. There was a
thorough evaluation of the responses with County Commissioners as well as staff.
Based on the needs outlined in the RFP and the responses received, it was
staff’s recommendation that all responses be declined. Staff will begin the
process of a scaled-down renovation plan for the first three floors of the 271
W. 3rd building
In 2016, changes to floodplain boundaries in Sedgwick
County will be finalized.
To view the new floodplain maps on-line, visit
or call the Sedgwick County Floodplain Technician, Kelly Dixon at
316-660-1840 for more information.
FEMA has notified the County that the 90 day Appeals Period will begin with
the 2nd notice publication in the Wichita Eagle on July 9, 2015.
All technical appeals must be submitted to the entity having authority (county
or city). If you are considering an appeal, please
review the notice and
criteria for appeals.
The renewal time for trade licenses and certificates is now for years 2016
and 2017. Fees for the merged licenses and certificates will remain at 2014/15
rates, which were less than historical costs, and are as follow:
Consolidated license: $360 for 2 year cycle
Consolidated certificate: $35 for 2 year cycle
These licenses/certificates will allow you to operate in the unincorporated
areas of Sedgwick County, the City of Wichita, and nine other cities within the
county (see attached sheet for listing of cities). Renewal opportunities will be
open from now until December 31, 2015. Late renewals are a hassle for you and
MABCD staff so please renew between now and the end of the year. Forms were
mailed September 1, 2015 or you may access them
Conduct technical planning regarding the
move to 271 building. Conclude the physical move with minimal
disruption to daily operations.
Conclude migration of software upon
moving into the new building including Hansen, Selectron, and
Migrate all MABCD operations to SAP
instead of City of Wichita Performance software. This
migration will not include the Division of Housing & Nuisance
which will remain a part of City of Wichita budget.
Initiate review of 2015 trade and
building code cycles.
Complete all revisions of the MABCD
Policy and Procedure manual.
Hire a staff position, using CDBG
funds, and implement the Court Liaison program, to grow private
group capacity, and help low income, elderly, and disabled
homeowners obtain assistance to resolve their housing and
Prepare amendments to the 2012
International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) to present to
City Council for adoption in the 4th quarter of 2016.
Review plan examiner assignment
procedures and re-evaluate permit issuance procedures.
Complete sign code review and updates
for City of Wichita and Sedgwick County sign codes separately.
Study the implementation of dual
plumbing codes within the Sedgwick County jurisdiction.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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