Doing Business with FCPS

  • How can you connect with the 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 Lexington market is growing at a rate of 600 to 700 students per year. As a result, in the past four years, FCPS has built three more elementary schools and a new high school. Every four years, FCPS selects a local planning committee to create a District Facility Plan (DFP) to set priorities for construction and renovations projects.

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

    Additional resources

    FCPS Purchasing Office

    Supplier Diversity Contract Forms

    Construction Supplier Diversity Contract Forms

    FY2019 Year-in-Review