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Price Contracts

University Procurement negotiates contracts with suppliers to ensure the University receives the best value on goods and services. All EKU employees shall purchase goods and services off of contracts unless authorized by their respective Vice Presidents.

Charter Bus Service
The University has chosen to award multiple contracts to vendors for the provision of charter bus service. This will give departments flexibility when arranging their travel needs and the confidence knowing that these vendors meet the requirements established by the University. Listed are the contracted vendors and contact information. Contact the Purchasing Office if you should need further information.

A. Blue Grass Tours, Inc.
    Contract Number: NAC-1912-2023
    Contact Info: Corey Jones
    Email address: corey@bluegrasstoursky.com
    859-233-2152
    www.bgtky.com

B. Bush Fire Services, Inc. (chartered school buses and 15-passenger vans only)
    Contract Number: NAC-1913-2023
    Contact Information: Nicole Williams
    Email Address: Nicole.bfs360@gmail.com
    606-864-2244
    www.bushfireservices.com

C. Gold Shield Limousine Company, Inc.
    Contract Number: NAC-1914-2023
    Contact Info: TJ Doyle
    Email Address: tj@goldshieldcars.com
    859-255-6388
    www.goldshieldcars.com

D. Taylor Motors, Inc.
    Contract number: NAC-1915-2023
    Contact Info: Charles Taylor
    Email Address: charlestaylor@wedeliverbest.com
    502-267-4007
    www.taylorbus.com

Events Goods & Services
The University has chosen to award multiple contracts to vendors for the provision of events goods & services. This will give departments flexibility and confidence when procuring services such as inflatables & carnival style games knowing that these vendors meet the requirements established by the University. Listed are the contracted vendors and contact information. Contact the Purchasing Office if you should need further information.

A. Party on Air Extreme Inflatables
    Contract Number: NAC-2579-2024
    Contact Info: Ashley Wesley
    Email Address: party@partyonairky.com
    859-608-6640
    www.partyonair.com

B. Let's Bounce
   
Contract Number: NAC-2578-2024
    Contact Info: Joshua Bartlett
    Email Address: kyletsbounce@gmail.com
 
   859-358-8442
    www.letsbounceky.com

C. Lighter Than Air, Inc. (Balloon Decorations)
    Contract Number: NAC-2577-2024
    Contact: Francis Pinczewski
    Email Address: lighterthanairlex881@gmail.com
 
   859-272-7777
    www.lighterthanairky.com

Copiers
To purchase copiers, please contact Jeremy Watson, CPO 29A.

Furniture
For a complete list of furniture suppliers, visit the Furniture Contract.

Lab Equipment and Lab Supplies

  • ThermoFisher Scientfic
    Megann Tate, Account Representative
    megann.tate@hermofischer.com
    859-433-7569
     
  • VWR International
    Tammy J. Curtis
    Central Kentucky Sales Representative
    1-877-897-6377 x 192033
    859.421.3432 (mobile)
    tammy_curtis@vwr.com  

Office Supplies

Printing
All Printing Orders must be processed with the Division of Printing Services per KRS 57.011. If Printing Services is unable to process the order, a contracted full service printing supplier may be utilized upon preapproval of the Department of University Procurement. Any printing order that does not follow this procedure will become the obligation of the ordering individual.

Promotional Products, Signage, and Graphics Contractors
All promotional items, signage, and graphics contractors must utilize an EKU approved contract vendor.  

Note to Buyers: Please be aware that purchases from the approved vendors on this list will require approval from the Office of Communications & Brand Management. You may request approval by filling out the EKU Branding Pre-Approval Form.

Shredding
Prior to utilizing EKU's purchasing vendor, DocuBit, LLC., please visit EKU Libraries Special Collection and Archives
 

Vending

All contracts permitting the establishment and operation of concession services or vending contracts on university operated facilities are awarded through the Office of Purchasing. Any request for a concession or vending contract must be submitted on a Purchase Requisition describing the service desired and giving all pertinent details and approved by the appropriate Vice President. Any problems regarding vending machines (out of stock, broken, etc.)  on campus should be reported to the Purchasing Office.

  • Snack Vending Machine Issue/Refund:
    Department to University Procurement, Commonwealth 14th Floor, 622-2246, adm.purchasing@eku.edu
    Sandy Taylor, Business and Technology Center, BTC 214, 622-8111, sandy.taylor@eku.edu
    Janice Marcum, Stratton 354, 622-3565, janice.marcum@eku.edu
     
  • Coca Cola Vending Machine Issue/Refund
    Steve Caudill
    Office of Finance and Administration
    Phone Number: 622-4997
    Email Address: steve.caudill@eku.edu 

Vehicle Rental
Account numbers and the "rent a vehicle" link have been moved to the "University Procurement" tab within your MyEKU homepage. For inquiries regarding rental car availability and all other general customer service concerns, please contact EKU's local Enterprise Representative:

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