Kansas terminates ‘no-bid’ contracts valued at $112 million

StateScoop: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly terminated two IT contracts worth $112 million on Thursday that she said violated the state’s fair procurement rules.

The contracts, with a subsidiary of the Montreal-based CGI Technologies, were issued in 2017 and 2018 by the administration of then-Gov. Sam Brownback. The 10-year contracts were to upgrade the state’s tax and debt-collection systems, but project delays last year combined with controversial layoffs tied to the agreements brought heightened attention to the state’s failure to use its usual competitive procurement process.

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