Whether you’re searching for state contracts or commercial work, PlanHub allows you to see the current projects and bid postings available throughout Kansas. You can search by a specific location such as Kansas City or Lawrence to check out road work projects and tenant improvement projects. You can quickly find remodel or infrastructure projects in and around Olathe. With a few mouse clicks, you can easily find multi-family, public works, or hospital projects in Topeka, too. You can learn more about PlanHub’s Kansas subcontractor jobs here.
Kansas doesn’t have a statewide licensing program in place. Contractors are licensed and registered at the county or city level. In addition, there may be specific bond and insurance requirements that vary from one jurisdiction to the next.
If you’re considering bidding on construction projects in Kansas, you will want to visit the Kansas Worker Safety website. Understanding the state’s latest worker safety requirements will be helpful as you prepare your bids for Kansas construction projects.
Subcontractors and suppliers report that they struggle to find and connect with reputable and busy general contractors. PlanHub has reviewed the latest construction industry data to determine Kansas’ most prominent and active general contractors, and here are their website links.
There is no schedule or regulatory process for posting new bid opportunities or blueprints to a plan room or to start the bidding process. Plans for new construction projects go out to bid once the architect and project owner have finalized the plans. Depending on the project’s size, scope, and complexity, new drawings can take a few weeks to several months to complete. Once PlanHub receives a new construction project, the plans, specs, and bidders list are available to you online within a few hours.
Once you’re properly licensed, you can begin submitting your bid proposal to the general contractors bidding on the project, or the project owner. Log in to the PlanHub plan room to pick and choose the projects that match your trade or scope of work, and then start your usual takeoff process. Certain publicly funded projects may contain specific bidding requirements or forms, typically included with the plans and specs.
The Kansas AGC chapter provides training, support, and business resources to help contractors build a better construction environment for the future.
Since most state building codes provide a baseline of occupant safety and comfort, some similarities from one state to the next are to be expected. However, each state creates its building code to address unique localized environmental issues such as hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, flooding, and even earthquakes. However, in Kansas the building codes are established and enforced on a city or county level, you can request a copy through the office where you obtain your contractor’s license.