Doing Business with the City

Purchasing Agent

Boyce Evans
citypurchasing@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2070

400 Main St., Room 667
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Procurement policy statement:

It is the policy of the City of Knoxville Purchasing Division to achieve the highest degree of open, free market competition when soliciting pricing and/or proposals. All quotes, bids and/or proposals shall receive equal, fair and non-preferential treatment throughout the entire procurement process.

The best interest of the City of Knoxville shall be the final determining factor for the basis of any award with award evaluation criteria, including consideration of factors such as price, service, delivery time, specifications, prior history and any other pertinent information.

All Purchasing Division records are available for review.

What we buy:

The City spends around $78 million each year on products and services. Some of the products and services we buy include:

Automation Maintenance & Service
Automotive Repair & Parts
Police Equipment 
Computers & Printers 
Construction 
Decorations for Special Events 
Janitorial Services & Supplies
Promotional Displays & Items
Landscaping Services & Supplies
Lawn Care Services
Architectural & Engineering
Recreational Equipment / Installation
Safety Equipment & Supplies
Traffic Lights & Equipment
Appliances
Beverages
Vehicles
Clothing
Fuel
Gravel / Rocks
Concrete
Printing 
Signs
Pest Control
Office Supplies
Office Furniture
Liquid Soap
Bus Parts


How we do business:

Purchases below $5,000 are at the City's discretion and are handled by the departments.

The City solicits quotes by email or fax for purchases between $5,000 and $25,000. It solicits sealed submissions for purchases of $25,000 or more. All sealed submission solicitations and quotes are posted on our website.
Click here to view our Current Solicitations

Vendors must be registered with the City in order to respond to solicitations. Quotes, bids, or proposals submitted by businesses that are not registered with the City may be rejected. Registered vendors receive email notifications when new solicitations pertaining to their area of interest are posted to the website.
Click here for Vendor Registration

Check out our Small Business and Diversity Outreach page for more information about the annual "Business Breakfast" or contact our Small Business Specialist Sherry Bennett at 865-215-2293, sbennett@knoxvilletn.gov.