State Agency and Local Government Procurement

Interested parties may visit the eMARS Vendor Self Service (VSS) website to search for specific items on contract.  A pdf version of the Master Agreement (MA) terms and conditions with vendor contact information can be found at Kentucky's Transparency Contract Search

Under Kentucky statutes (KRS 45A.050(3)), political subdivisions, including cities of all classes, counties, and school districts, may participate in all state agency Master Agreements to the same extent as agencies of the Commonwealth. 

For audit purposes, it is highly recommended that local governments, schools, and universities maintain on file a copy of the state MA; the MA catalog (if applicable); the customer's order form; the final "build" sheet that was agreed upon by the vendor and the customer, where applicable; receipt documents indicating the item was delivered correctly; payment information (date and check number), etc. 

Frequently Requested Information


CONTRACT CONNECTIONS (Office of Procurement Services (OPS) Master Agreement information)


Personal Service Contracting

  • Personal Service Contracting - PSC Negotiations (4/25/2011)
  • FAQs about Personal Services Contract Negotiations (6/08/2010)
  • Requests for Proposals for Personal Service Contracts Presentation
  • Personal Service Contracts (PSC) Standard Terms & Conditions (January 2020)
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) for PSC Template (February 2021)
  • Personal Service Contracts (PSC) Template ( December 2019)
  • Contingency Fee Personal Service Contracts (PSC) Template (December 2019)
  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Standard Terms & Conditions (December 2019)
  • MOA Template (December 2019)
  • MOA-PSC Exception Standard Terms and Conditions (December 2019)
  • RFP Checklist (Revised 2/12/2021)
  • FAC-SPR1 Instructions (Revised 7/15/2020)
  • Proof of Necessity Check list-PSC (Revised 7/15/2020)
  • Proof of Necessity Check list-MOA (Revised 7/15/2020)
  • For information regarding the Protection of Personal Information Security and Breach Investigation Procedures and Practices Act click here
  • Non-Professional Services

  • Non-Professional Services Memo for less than $20,000 (June 2020)
  • Non-Professional Services Solicitation Terms & Conditions (REVISED Aug 2019)
  • Non Professional Services Award Terms & Conditions (REVISED June 2020)
  • Strategic Procurement Request (SPR)


      Link to NASPO Reciprocal Preference Website:

      Instructions for applying reciprocal preferences are located at the following link under Presentations.

      Preference Clause - General (6/27/11)
      Preference Clause - Sealed Bid (6/27/11)
      Preference Clause - Request for Proposal (6/27/11)
      Preference from KCI or Qualified Bidder - Example Sealed Bid (2/8/11)
      Reciprocal Preference Example Sealed Bid (2/8/11)​

      Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business & Ethnic Minority Business Small Purchase Process



      Office of Procurement Services

      702 Capitol Avenue, Room 96
      Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
      Phone (502) 564-4510
      Fax (502) 564-1434