The Department of Financial Services handles accounting and procurement through its two divisions.
The Division of Accounting Services processes and pays invoices, deposits revenues, tracks and monitors expenditures and receipts, and processes travel vouchers for court personnel. Accounting Services is responsible for property accountability and surplussing physical property. The division also manages fleet vehicles, guest services, and shipping and receiving for the Administrative Office of the Courts’ central office in Frankfort.
The Division of Procurement manages solicitations and purchases for all goods, equipment, supplies and services for the Kentucky Court of Justice. Procurement also negotiates, awards, manages and renews all contracts.
Doing Business With the Courts: Vendor Resources
With limited exceptions, all purchases made by the AOC on behalf of the KCOJ that exceed the AOC’s small purchase authority are either made from existing state price contracts issued by the Executive Branch or are competitively bid.
Finding Bidding Opportunities
All solicitations issued by the AOC on behalf of the KCOJ are posted on the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s eProcurement website, which allows vendors to search current bidding opportunities and view recent awards.
Vendors can register to be alerted to all bidding opportunities posted by the Judicial and Executive branches in their field of business. To register as a vendor on the eProcurement website or to browse bidding opportunities as a guest, visit Kentucky’s Vendor Self Service System.
Registering to do Business in Commonwealth of Kentucky
Businesses must be registered with the Kentucky Secretary of State to be eligible to do business with Kentucky courts. Foreign entities must have a Certificate of Authority.
The Kentucky Business One Stop Portal website provides the tools necessary to register and operate a business in Kentucky.