Division of Administration - Kristy Nichols, Commissioner - State of LouisianaState of Louisiana - Office of Information Services
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* What screen is used to enter contract descriptions? 
* Where is the description for an amendment entered?
* Who reads the descriptions on a contract?
* What type of information is entered on KNTE?
* What is the KVTX screen used for?
* How do I create a blank line on a text screen?
* Why am I receiving message 'T001W INQ ONLY FOR THIS STATUS CODE' while entering a contract description on KDES?
* Why am I receiving message 'M817E IN REVIEW - ONLY CHG STATUS' when trying to enter a contract description on KDES?
What screen is used to enter contract descriptions? 
The KDES screen. After inquiring on the desired document, type 'GET' in the function line and press enter. Then type 'Change' in the function line, input description and press enter. If using an Office of Contractual Review (OCR) document type, OCR suggests a short concise description that includes source of funds, fee schedule/cost reimbursement and parishes served if social service contract.
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Where is the description for an amendment entered?
The KCTX screen. After inquiring on the desired document, type 'GET' in the function line and press enter. Then type 'Change' in the function line, input description and press enter.
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Who reads the descriptions on a contract?
The information on the KDES (contract description) and KCTX (amendment description) screens is used on multiple reports to the legislature, media, public, etc. Also, anyone who has inquiry authority for the contracting agency can view the description and determine what services were provided by that contract or amendment.
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What type of information is entered on KNTE?
General information about the contract, with the name/date of the person adding the note.
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What is the KVTX screen used for?
Used to record notes pertaining to the vendor for a particular contract.
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How do I create a blank line on a text screen?
Space out the null dot and type on the next line.
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Why am I receiving message 'T001W INQ ONLY FOR THIS STATUS CODE' while entering a contract description on KDES?
Status code on KENT is at INI - Initialize CFMS Record. Status code needs to be RDY - Ready For Further Processing or greater before a contract description can be attached to a contract.
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Why am I receiving message 'M817E IN REVIEW - ONLY CHG STATUS' when trying to enter a contract description on KDES?
KENT has a valid OCR received date. Once the contract has been received or approved by the Office of Contractual Review, only OCR can change the contract description.
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