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


UT Supplier Orientation, Introduction for Bid/RFP Respondents

This is a short-version of Supplier Orientation Parts 1 and 3.  It is helpful for suppliers who are preparing to respond to a bid and are not familiar with UT’s electronic sourcing system.  We will provide a 20-minute demo of how to use the electronic system.   Anyone who has not already registered as a bidder with UT may stay in the meeting for assistance with registration.

Tuesday, March 28, 4:00-4:45 Eastern/3:00-3:45 Central (ONLINE)


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.

Thursday, April 13, 2:00-2:30 Eastern/1:00-1:30 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.

Thursday, April 20, 2:00-3:10 Eastern/1:00-2:10 Central (ONLINE)

Wednesday, May 17, 11:00-12:10 Eastern/10:00-11:10 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.

Thursday, April 27, 2:00-2:30 Eastern/1:00-1:30 Central (ONLINE)

Handout:  RESPOND


Rotating Supplier Workshops


Introduction to Construction Opportunities at UT

Tuesday, May 2, 4:00-4:30 Eastern/3:00-3:30 Central (ONLINE)


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.