Procurement Services assists departments and units throughout the University of Tennessee with the purchase of goods and services. We are committed to providing exemplary service to the University and to our suppliers, and to conducting the University’s purchasing initiatives in an ethical and sustainable manner.


Note to all bidders: On September 1, 2018, the University’s 4 procurement offices (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin, and Memphis (Health Science Center)) will convert to a new version of ESM Solutions, Inc.’s bid/sourcing system.  If you are a current bidder, you must register for the new system to receive bids published on or after September 1.  Click here for more information.


Caution: UT Procurement Services Issues Notice About Fraudulent Purchase Orders: click here.




  • In-person Procurement Policy training class available through K@te.  Upcoming dates listed below.  Please register with

October 17   9:00 – 12:00


Purchasing Information

How Do I Buy?

Available Training

UT’s Procurement Policy →


Contract Information

Signature Authority



UT’s Contract Policy →


Vendors and Suppliers

Current Bidding Opportunities

Bid Registration Instructions

UT’s Diversity Business Enterprises Program

Supplier Orientation Dates

State of Tennessee Small Business Program →

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