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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 39 - September 29, 2022

(Published in the Kansas Register September 29, 2022.)

South Central Kansas Economic Development District

Notice to Contractors

The South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD) in Bel Aire, Kansas, administers the federally funded Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program in the state of Kansas, primarily in a 40-county region in southern Kansas. SCKEDD is seeking the following:

Contractor(s) that are licensed electrician(s) capable of, but not limited to, service upgrades, wiring repair and replacements, panel replacements, adding dedicated electrical circuits for furnaces, and installing mechanical ventilation systems per ASHRAE 62.2 standards. Fan kits may be provided by SCKEDD.

Licensed HVAC contractor(s) that can provide high-efficiency furnace replacements for site-built and mobile home residential properties.

General contractor(s) that can perform weatherization work primarily in the following counties and throughout Kansas (projected production provided): Barber (2), Butler (21), Chautauqua (2), Cherokee (11), Clark (1), Comanche (1), Cowley (16), Crawford (17), Edwards (1), Elk (2), Finney (21), Ford (19), Grant (2), Gray (2), Hamilton (1), Harper (3), Harvey (11), Haskell (2), Hodgeman (1), Kearny (1), Kingman (2), Kiowa (1), Labette (10), Marion (5), McPherson (9), Meade (2), Montgomery (18), Morton (1), Neosho (8), Pawnee (3), Pratt (3), Reno (26), Rice (4), Sedgwick (199), Seward (13), Stafford (2), Stanton (1), Stevens (2), Sumner (8), and Wilson (5). Because SCKEDD employs weatherization crews, only the work that cannot be performed in house will be contracted out. Weatherization work includes but is not limited to performing various air sealing measures, repairing broken windows, adding weather-strips to exterior doors, installing plastic vapor barriers in crawl spaces, insulating foundation walls and floors using fiberglass batting material, installing dense pack blown cellulose insulation in exterior walls, installing roof vents and insulating attics with blown cellulose. Mobile home weatherization work includes repairing duct work systems and installing blown fiberglass insulation into bellies, walls and roof cavities. All weatherization contractors will be responsible for complying with the EPA’s Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) regulations as enforced by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) in Kansas. KDHE and Kansas weatherization requires all licensed firms to employ only certified renovators to perform weatherization work.

Contractor requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Capability to be licensed in all municipalities served by SCKEDD weatherization
  • RRP renovation firms licensed with KDHE
  • All workers licensed as RRP renovators with KDHE
  • Workman’s comp and general liability insurance

Contracts will be for a one-year period covering November 1, 2022, to October 31, 2023, with an option to extend the contract for up to (3) additional one-year period(s) at the discretion of SCKEDD and the approval of the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. A mandatory bidder’s conference will take place to answer all questions regarding the distributed bid packets. The bid conference will be held as a teleconference. The bid sheets provided will require contractors and vendors to provide line-item prices by county/region for all items listed.

Contractors are required to provide references with their bid package as a high value will be placed on quality of work. SCKEDD may choose any or all of the following factors to evaluate contractor bids: price, quality of references, timeliness in completing work, quality of completed work, timeliness and quality in billing, and any other factor as specified in the bid package.

If you wish to receive a bid packet and be notified of when the bidder’s conference will take place, please contact Ashley Worley with the SCKEDD Weatherization Program no later than 12:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2022 at SCKEDD, 9730 E. 50th St. N, Bel Aire, KS 67226, by calling 316-262-7035, or via email at

SCKEDD encourages minority, women owned, and small business vendors and contractors to apply. SCKEDD is an equal opportunity agency.

Ashley Worley
Operations Coordinator

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