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The record: A list of bid solicitations by the Kansas Department of Administration.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about what the state is bidding out for, from a narcotics dog to janitorial services.
Where you get it: Go online to http://www.da.ks.gov/purch/Contracts/bids.aspx.