Local governments may satisfy any requirement for mailing by distributing invitations to bid, requests for proposals, and other solicitation electronically. Local governments are authorized to receive bids, proposals, and other offers electronically.
Local governments are not authorized to require small businesses and minority-owned businesses to receive or respond to bids, proposals or other solicitations electronically.
The T.C.A. citation for this topic is T.C.A. § 12-4-116.