New Bid/Solicitation System
UT’s public sourcing opportunities board (no registration required to view the board, but you must register to receive notifications and to submit responses).
Instructions for Registering as a Bidder for the University of Tennessee
All bidders who wish to receive notifications of the University’s public, competitive solicitations must register with ESM Solutions, Inc. There is no charge for this registration, it takes a few minutes and it is easy to use. The University recommends that your company create a group email account, such as “bids@_____.com.” This will help ensure that your company will continue to receive notifications, even if a specific individuals leaves your company.
- Already have an account with Mercury Commerce? If you are already signed up for Mercury Commerce: to help make the registration process more efficient, ESM Solutions has taken your ESM Mercury Commerce bid system information and created a new profile in the ESM Solutions sourcing system. To access the system, you only need to reset your password: https://eprocurement.esmsolutions.com/
- If you do not have an account in Mercury Commerce, then you will need to register at the following link: https://supplier.esmsolutions.com/registration#/registration/contactInformation/
After you reset your password or register:
Once you have registered, we recommend you view your Customers and Email Notification options located in your ESM Profile. This will allow you to customize the emails you receive from the system. If you do not choose to customize this information you will receive emails from all users of the ESM Sourcing System, not just the University of Tennessee.
Also, we have been informed that the automated emails from ESM (firstname.lastname@example.org) may go to your junk mail. If this happens, please add the email address to your address book to help ensure you receive all notices.
If you have any issues registering, please review the Supplier Guides in General Supplier Guides for ESM.
If you have questions for ESM, please contact ESM’s support staff via phone or email. See ESM’s website for further details.
If you have questions for UT, please contact Blake Reagan at email@example.com.
Please note the following:
- Registering as a bidder is not a guarantee that your company will be selected as a winning bidder.
- The University does not maintain an “approved vendors” list. Registering as a bidder does not make your company an “approved vendor.”
- Bids published by the Office of Facilities Planning (capital projects, construction, demolition, etc.) are not posted in the ESM Solutions system. Please contact the Office of Facilities Planning for further details.
The University offers supplier orientation information sessions on a regular basis. These sessions do not address how to use the bid system. Please contact ESM Solutions if you need training on the bid system. The University’s supplier orientation sessions provide a basic overview of the University. You may find more info here: https://procurement.tennessee.edu/dbe/