Kentucky

Joan GrahamExecutive Director (502) 564-8624Fax (502) 564-6013Procurement Contracting
Office of Procurement Services 702 Capitol Annex Rm 096,
Frankfort, Kentucky,
40601, United States

Vendor Guide or Registration Website:

Does state charge a vendor registration fee?

  • No

Vendors must define commodities by using:

  • NIGP Commodity Code

Centralized procurement office handles:

  • Non-Technology Goods
  • Technology Goods
  • Technology Services
  • Higher Education

Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:

  • Reciprocal Preference

State entities/agencies which are exempt by law from purchasing through the purchasing office and are authorized to buy most of their requirements:

  • Judicial Branch/Courts
  • Legislative Branch
  • Universities
  • Other: Legislative Research Commission; Administrative Office of the Courts; Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; Kentucky Retirement System; Kentucky Teachers Retirement System; Kentucky Lottery Corporation; Kentucky Housing Corporation
Director Biography
Joan Graham was appointed Executive Director of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Services (OPS) in March 2016. Joan has 25 years of public procurement experience and previously served as the Deputy Executive Director since 2012. Joan has served on various statewide committees for the Commonwealth. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and holds both a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification. She has been active in the Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) for most of her state government career and served on the KPPA Board of Directors in many capacities including President from 2002 through 2004. She served on the National Institute for Governmental Procurement (NIGP) Board of Directors from 2012-2015 and is currently a serving on the NIGP Member Council. Tenure, March, 2016
Senior Staff

Kathy Robinson
Deputy Executive Director
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Amy Monroe
Director, Division of Goods & Services Procurement
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Stacy Blank
Director, Division of Technology Services Procurement
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Procurement Programs
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