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Instructions for Registering as a Bidder for the University of Tennessee

All vendors who wish to conduct business with the University are required to register with ESM Solutions. There is no charge for this registration, it takes a few minutes and it is easy to use. To register:

  1. Go to ESM Solution’s website at and select the “Not Registered” (Mercury Version)
  2. Fill out the required information (Note: It is very important that you maintain your company’s information in ESM Solutions to ensure that it is current)
  3. Select the all of the NIGP classification codes for the products and services that you provide
  4. You will receive an e-mail within 72 hours confirming your registration


If you have questions about the registration process, contact ESM Solutions at or by calling 1-877-969-7246. If you are already registered with ESM Solutions, there is no need to register again.

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