• How can you do business with our school district?

    • Review our purchasing procedures.
    • Register as a vendor with FCPS.
    • Select the NAICS and commodity codes that best reflect your business products and services.
    • Respond to bids and RFPs.
    • Get certified if your company is a minority, woman, or veteran-owned business enterprise (MWVBE).
    • Attend classes, events, and conferences to build your business network.
    • Keep your contact information updated.
    • Schedule an appointment with us to discuss the possibilities. 

    Buyers Directory

    Caveats: FCPS requires certification for minority, women, or veteran-owned businesses for inclusion on major projects over $30,000 as well as capability statements. We prefer certification for all businesses regardless of size, and we will work with each company to gain their certifications. We accept third-party certification from WBENC, NWBOC, NMSDC, TSMSDC, Kentucky DBE, Kentucky SDVOSB, SBA, CVE, and NaVOBA. 

    Purchasing categories:

    • Less than $5,000 — at the discretion of the department
    • $5,000 to $9,999 — three verbal quotes (at least one quote from a MWVBE)
    • $10,000 to $29,999 — three written quotes (at least one quote from a MWVBE)
    • $30,000 and above — bid or RFP (district MWVBE inclusion goals apply)

    Hard-hat areas

    The school board's Local Planning Committee develops a four-year District Facility Plan (DFP) to set priorities for construction and renovations projects. In the past six years, Fayette County Public Schools has built four elementary schools and a high school, expanded two of our high school academies programs, started two new academies for grades K-8, and renovated four schools. In 2021-22, we will complete a new Tates Creek High School to replace the older building and start construction on a 1,200-student middle school off Polo Road. 

    State law requires that FCPS obtain background checks on all contractors working on school premises during school hours.

    Additional resource

    FCPS Purchasing Office