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Purchases Through State Contract Summary

Reference Number: MTAS-2027
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 09, 2015
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Municipalities may take advantage of so-called “state prices” regardless of any charter or general law requirements.

Not all prices quoted to the state are available to local governments. Municipalities may purchase any item from local sources if:

  • The item is available for purchase through contracts or price agreements entered into by the central procurement office;
  • The item must also be available at the same or lower cost from such local sources; and
  • The local government is not permitted to purchase from an existing contract established by the department.

The items, along with price and vendor information, are available electronically from the purchasing division of the Tennessee Department of General Services Central Procurement Office.

The T.C.A. citation for this topic is T.C.A. § 12-3-1201.

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