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General Services Central Procurement Office

Doing Business With The State of Tennessee:
Bid Threshholds

AGENCY LOCAL PURCHASES
$0 - $50,000
Agency has local purchase authority for items not on an existing term contract.
Bidding Requirements:
$0 to $10,000 Agency may purchase without competitive bidding (Informal bid process).
$10,000.01 to $50,000 Agency obtains competitive bids (Informal bid process).


COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDDING PROCESS
$50,000.01 and up Agency requisitions are processed by the Department of General Services, Central Procurement Office.
Bidding Requirements:
$50,000.01 and up Obtain formal competitive sealed bids.


AGENCY CONTRACTS WITH DELEGATED PURCHASING AUTHORITY FROM BID
Any dollar amt. Processed by the Agency granted the delegation. Delegation restricted by commodity.
Bidding Requirements:
$0 to $10,000 Agency may purchase without competitive bidding (Informal bid process).
$10,000.01 to $50,000 Agency obtains competitive bids (Informal bid process).
$50,000.01 and up Agency obtains formal competitive sealed bids.
EXHIBIT 1 - How to Do Business with the State of Tennessee


General Procurement Information: 615-741-1035