WICHITA — The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas exists to help Kansans find work. That doesn’t mean it can always hire Kansas companies to do its own work, though.
The Workforce Alliance recently had a request for proposals to upgrade its website.
Though Wichita and Kansas firms submitted bids, a California-based company won the work.
Chad Pettera, chief fiscal officer for the Workforce Alliance, says the group is funded mostly by federal dollars and therefore can’t conduct RFPs based on locales.
“The federal rules just won’t allow that.”
Pettera says the firm with the winning bid, Vision Internet of Santa Monica, offered to do the work for free.