Court Purchasing

The Purchasing Department provides centralized procurement of all required supplies, materials, equipment and professional or general services for the 16th Judicial Circuit Court.  The Purchasing staff employs 3 purchasing agents who direct the procurement of all major renovation projects, professional services, equipment and other commodities as needed.  The buyers are responsible for establishing contracts to provide immediate and uninterrupted source of supplies for the court and are active participants in cooperative purchasing with other entities and the State of Missouri in an effort to obtain volume pricing and eliminate duplication of effort on common purchases.  Purchasing also employs an Events Specialist who plans, coordinates and purchases meals for jurors, retirements and other special events; as well as the purchasing of miscellaneous small items and services.  The purchasing staff is a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and the Mid-America Council of Public Purchasing (MACPP).

Court Purchasing Manager

Terry Shepard, CPPB
Phone:  816-881-1309
Fax:  816-881-3226

Senior Buyer

Suzy Laughlin, CPPB
Phone:  816-881-3782
Fax:  816-881-3226

Senior Buyer – Family Court

Neil Struchtemeyer, CPPB
Phone:  816-435-4780
Fax:  816-435-8039

FOR FAMILY COURT ONLY:  Vendors desiring to receive a bid request for products or services should go to the Jackson County Family Court’s Invitations to Bid page.


Michelle Walker
Phone:  816-881-3661
Fax:  816-881-3226

Specialist, Events/Purchasing

Vicky Bruscato
Phone:  816-881-4676
Fax:  816-881-1714

Hours of Business:

Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.



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Room 8M East
Kansas City, MO 64106


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