Contracts are established to obtain competitive prices and prompt delivery of products used frequently. These contracts are awarded as a result of bids or negotiations. As a state agency, the University may use the contracts established by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky Educational Purchasing Cooperative, GSA, other State Universities, and/or the University may establish their own contracts. It is the policy of the Department of Purchasing to purchase from contract vendors when products qualify and prices are consistent with the specifications supplied by the ordering department. Purchasing from contracts eliminates the need to solicit bids or quotations.
University Departments are required to use established contracts when ordering goods and services.