Last Updated: 2/22/2023 4:36 PM

OVEC Child Nutrition Program Procurement Plan 

KEDC Child Nutrition Program Procurement Plan

Notice to Vendors

OVEC is a member of the Kentucky Purchasing Cooperative ( and the KY Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies ( Vendors wishing to participate in these bid offerings, please visit their websites.


Current Bid/RFP Opportunities

Bid Reference Bid Type Bid Period Bid Opening
OVEC-CP-2023-03 Copy Paper Bid March 1 - August 31, 2023

February 8, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

AUDIT SERVICES-2023 Audit Services Feb 23 - March 15th, 2023 March 15th, 2023

Bid Awards

Bid Reference Bid Type Bid Period Bid Awarded
OVECSFSBEVERAGE-2022-07 School Food Service Beverage July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 April 27, 2022
OVECSFS-IC-2022-07 School Food Service Ice Cream July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 April 27, 2022
SFSTEMP-2022-07 SFS Temperature Management System July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 April 27, 2022
OVEC-CP-2022-03 Copy Paper March 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022 February 23, 2022
SFSSSCSP-2020-07 SFS Sanitation Services and Cleaning Supply Program Contract Renewal July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 March 30, 2022
OVECPRINTING-2020-07 Printing Services - Renewed Contract for 2022-2023 July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 April 27, 2022




Kentucky Purchasing Cooperative was established in 2002 as a joint effort of six of the educational service cooperatives located across Kentucky.  KPC provides bidding and procurement services to 300+ members across seven states. For more information on KPC contracts and awarded vendors, please visit the website at


The Kentucky AEPA program is a cooperative of eight Kentucky Educational Cooperatives working to provide the best value for member districts when making purchases.  Districts can purchase from any of the AEPA contracts knowing they have been solicited locally in Kentucky and fulfill the formal/legal requirements for district purchases.  For more information on any AEPA contract, contact Ann Burden at GRREC at 270-563-2113 or

  AEPA Brochure                    KY Community Marketplace eProcurement                  "How To" eProcurement website     



KY State Master Agreements

Under Kentucky statutes (KRS 45A.050(3)), political subdivisions including cities of all classes, counties and school districts may participate in the 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. 

KETS Contract Information Districts are required by 701 KAR 5:110 to procure only those technologies that meet KETS standards, if a standard for that category has been established, regardless of source of funds. Specific questions about products, pricing and ordering information should be directed to the appropriate vendor contact.