Upcoming Webinars – click on workshop date & time to register.


UT Supplier Orientation, Part 1: REGISTER

This 30-minute webinar demonstrates how to register in UT’s electronic bid system, ESM Solutions.   We will discuss how to register, how to edit your email notification settings, how to select commodities (NIGP codes),  how to add users to your company profile, and how to add business classifications to your company profile.

Tuesday, July 12, 3:00-3:00 Eastern/2:00-2:30 Central (ONLINE)

Handouts: REGISTER


UT Supplier Orientation, Part 2: PREPARE

This one-hour workshop provides an overview of doing business with UT.   Topics include UT’s organizational structure,  procurement policies, procedures, and payment methods.

Tuesday, July 19, 3:00-4:00 Eastern/2:00-3:00 Central (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 17, 11:00-12:00 Eastern/10:00-11:00 Central (ONLINE)


UT Supplier Orientation, Part 3: RESPOND

This 30-minute workshop demonstrates how to use UT’s electronic bid system, ESM Solutions, to respond to UT solicitations.   We will demonstrate how to navigate the platform, how to upload attachments, how to enter the unit bid price, and how to confirm that your response was submitted.

Tuesday, July 26, 3:00-3:30 Eastern/2:00-2:30 Central (ONLINE)

Handout: RESPOND

UT Supplier Orientation, Part 4: CONNECT

Our CONNECT workshop is different each month and allows you to interact with individuals from UT’s various campuses, procurement offices, and departments.   The format varies as well.   Check back often to view information about upcoming sessions.

We are taking a short break in July.   Please check back soon for August and September CONNECT workshops!

Recent CONNECT workshops included Connect with UTC Procurement, Conversation on UT’s Supplier Diversity Program, and Ask-Me-Anything with UT System Director of Procurement.


Video Training


Promoting Your Business, Brand, or Organization Through Social Media 

Mr. Samuel Cowell, Supply Chain Management Student at UT Knoxville


Building Business Relationships with Government Agencies

This video series is designed for companies that are new to doing business with local and state government agencies – it is not specifically about doing business with UT.   The series is a collaborative effort of The City of Knoxville, Knox County, and The University of Tennessee.  Our appreciation to Mr. Samuel Cowell for slide creation.