The KETS project is currently supported by numerous vendor-partners who have contracts with the Commonwealth of Kentucky for products and services including but not limited to workstations, servers, printers, networking and telephone components, software, and technical training. Contract length varies and many have contract renewal options available. The annual renewal and final expiration date for different products are staggered and do not come up for renewal or bid at the same time, or even in the same year, thereby spreading out the time frame for the need to re-bid products and services.
There is not an "approved" KETS vendor list that new vendors can be added to. KETS contracts are awarded via a competitive bid process through the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Services.
Competitive Bid Process:
Bid solicitations for all state agencies, including the Kentucky Department of Education, are located under the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet's
All vendors/individuals wishing to do business the Kentucky Department of Education or respond to a KETS bid solicitation must be registered through the
. The Vendor Self Service System is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to allow access to such features as Vendor Registration, Browsing Current Bidding Opportunities, Viewing Recent Awards and Online Bidding when permitted.
To find out more information on how to do business with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and how the Model Procurement process works, you can access The Finance & Administration Cabinet's website at http://finance.ky.gov/services/eprocurement/pages/default.aspx