Purchasing FAQs

How do I view bid proposal opportunities?
Please visit the KCTCS website for bid opportunities.

KCTCS and its colleges are agencies of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and maintained by the Commonwealth pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statutes, Section 164.580 through 164.600. OCTC, as a college of KCTCS, is subject to the Kentucky Model Procurement Code, KRS 45A. KCTCS Purchasing is vested with the responsibility for procurement of all goods and services in accordance with the above referenced procurement law, and for making the final determination of the source of supply for KCTCS' colleges.

After receiving a winning bid, what is the next step?
In the event your company is chosen as the winning bidder, you will be required to complete the KCTCS Substitute W-9 form in its entirety before a contract will be awarded.

What if a vendor is unable to accept credit cards?
Your company must be added to the KCTCS Vendor list. To be added, simply complete the Substitute W-9. It is a two page document, both pages must be completed. This will allow us to request a check from KCTCS System Office for payment or ACH electronic deposit payment.

Where should invoices be sent to receive payment?
Invoices should reference the respective purchase order number and be sent to KCTCS, Accounts Payable, 300 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383. Invoices received without the purchase order referenced will result in a delay of payment.

When will payment for an invoice be received?
Payments are made within 30 days after the invoice is received, in accordance with KRS 45.453. Certain factors may delay payment such as receipt of incorrect items, incorrect invoices, invoices damaged through the mail or invoices sent to incorrect addresses. Gateway tries to resolve any issues with the vendor in an expedient manner to avoid delayed payment.

How do I check the status of an invoice?
To check payment status, you may contact Gateway's Business Office at (859) 442-4174. Please reference the purchase order number relating to the specific invoice.

Is the college tax exempt?
Yes. The College is exempt from sales tax in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is exempt from certain federal excise taxes. Requests from suppliers for tax exemption forms should be referred to Gateway's Business Office.

Tax exempt number: A20633

Who actually makes buying commitments? 
Gateway Community and Technical College, as a college of KCTCS, has an assigned purchasing agent who will manage and facilitate all purchase orders with KCTCS/Gateway. The only employees authorized to commit the college for purchases are the KCTCS assigned purchasing professionals. As such, KCTCS purchasing agents generate and route purchase orders.

The only exception to this is the college's purchasing card program. College employees who have received a purchasing card have the authority to make restricted purchases up to a specified dollar limit on their cards.

If a Gateway purchasing card is not being used, vendors should always be sure to obtain a signed purchase order or authorized purchase order number before shipping or providing items/ services to any Gateway department.



For more information, clarification, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Judie Hontas, Purchasing
Gateway Community and Technical College
790 Thomas More Parkway
Edgewood, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 442-1135
Fax: (859) 442-1635
Email: GW-Purchasing-AP@kctcs.edu