For Suppliers

University Bidding Practices

As a custodian of public funds, the university adheres to fair and open competition practices governed by state law, university policy, and good administrative practice.

Bids must be uploaded to the Kansas State University Bid Portal prior to 2 p.m. CT, unless otherwise noted, on the closing date. Bids submitted via any other method or received after the bid closing will not receive consideration.


All open solicitation opportunities for Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Quotations (RFQs) are posted on the Kansas State University Bid Portal. Suppliers are responsible for periodically checking the site. Suppliers may create an account in the bid portal at no cost to receive notice of future opportunities.

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Bidding Instructions

Bids must be fully submitted through the Kansas State University Bid Portal. A bid submitted by any other method will not receive consideration.

Supplier Resources

The links below will direct you to various forms and provide essential details that will assist in meeting K-State's bidding and supply requirements. If any additional information or help is needed, contact the Purchasing and Contract Services.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Kansas State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in the university's programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations. The person designated with responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning the nondiscrimination policy is the university's Title IX Coordinator: the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity,, 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801. Telephone: 785-532-6220 | TTY or TRS: 711. The campus ADA Coordinator is the Director of Employee Relations and Engagement, who may be reached at or 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801, 785-532-6277 and TTY or TRS 711.
Revised Aug. 29, 2017