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Purchasing

For more information on purchasing, see the information on the Model Procurement Code at:  http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/administrators/Pages/Procurement.aspx.  In general, purchasing highlights include:

  • For purchases or contracts less than $30,000, a library only needs to follow local purchasing practices.
  • For purchases and contracts at $30,000 or more, bidding is usually required.
  • Some purchases (such as furniture, carpeting, technology) may be available without bidding if using a vendor that offers state or federal contract pricing.
  • The services of a few professionals (architects, artists, engineers, etc.) do not require bidding for their services.