Doing Business with FCPS

  • Here's how to get started:

    • 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. 

    FCPS resources:

    Purchasing Office

    Buyers Directory 

  • Did you know?

    The school board's Local Planning Committee develops a four-year District Facility Plan (DFP) to set priorities for construction and renovations projects. 

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


  • Purchasing categories:

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

    * Note: FCPS requires certification for minority, women, or veteran-owned businesses to work 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 the following:

    NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council)

    TSMSDC (TriState Minority Supplier Development Council)

    Kentucky MWBE (Minority & Women Business Enterprise)

    USPAACC (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce)

    WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council)

    NWBOC (National Women Business Owners Corp.)

    NaVOBA (National Veteran Owned Business Association)

    Kentucky SDVOSB (Kentucky Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business)

    Kentucky DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise)

    SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)

    CVE (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation)