The Kentucky Education Technology Systems (KETS) environment is
currently supported by numerous vendor-partners who have contracts with the
Commonwealth of Kentucky for products and services including but not limited to
hardware including computers, servers and network equipment and
software/systems including financial management and student information
systems. 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. Vendors who are interested in bidding for future KETS contracts should be registered with and explore current bid opportunities as described below.
Searching for Bid Opportunities
While on the eProcurement website, vendors may click on the Vendor Self Service (VSS) link to browse bid opportunities through the Guests
area without being registered. Under the Guests area, click on View
Solicitation. Select a Solicitation that you are interested in
and either review the document online or download it to your computer. The
resulting document, once printed out to hard copy at your location, may be used
as your official bid document. You may also submit your bid electronically
through the eProcurement website when authorized by the Solicitation.
The website also
allows you to review recent contract award information by changing the status
from open to awarded.
Vendors wishing to do business with the
Commonwealth must be registered before being awarded a Contract.
Registration allows vendors the opportunity to identify those products and
services they wish to offer to the Commonwealth; and registration makes it
possible for state agencies to find your company. In addition, vendors
are able to maintain their own vendor information online (i.e. contact,
address, email, and phone number.) Vendors may register on the
eProcurement Web site @: http://eprocurement.ky.gov via the Vendor Self Service
(VSS) application, which
is available twenty-four
hours a day, seven days a week.
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 and review their document How To Do
Business with the Commonwealth.