Welcome potential bidders and suppliers!  Thank you for your interest in doing business with the University of Tennessee.   We invite you to learn about UT Procurement by reviewing the resources listed in the menu under “Info for Bidders and Suppliers.”


Important First Steps

REGISTER as a bidder to receive email notifications and submit responses to UT’s solicitations. Please note that you only have to register once to receive notifications from all four UT procurement offices.  Click on Bid Registration in the menu for detailed instructions.  Visit our supplier training webpage for additional registration resources.


PREPARE to do business with UT by becoming familiar with UT’s procurement policies and procedures.  Visit the Supplier Training, Purchasing Terms and Conditions, and Supplier Resources and Links pages to learn more.


RESPOND to UT procurement opportunities.  If you are not awarded a purchase order as a result of your first bid response, watch for future opportunities.  Ask questions.  Keep learning.  Keep responding.   For help in using UT’s electronic sourcing system, see our Supplier Orientation, Part 3: RESPOND resources on the Supplier Training webpage.


CONNECT with UT Procurement.  Visit our procurement websites using the links below.  Subscribe to our monthly supplier newsletter and read archived editions on the Supplier Newsletter page.


Each campus procurement office is responsible for procurement at its respective campus.

UT Chattanooga Procurement and Contract Services

UT Health Science Center Procurement Services

UT Martin Business Services

The UT System Office of Procurement Services (this website) is responsible for procurement for UT System, UT Knoxville, UT Southern, the UT Institute of Agriculture, and the UT Institute of Public Service.


For more information, contact UT’s small business liaison at kbinkley@tennessee.edu.