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Purchasing from Certain Disabled Persons

Reference Number: MTAS-1707
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 27, 2014
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71-4-703(d) All departments, institutions, agencies, and political subdivisions of this state supported in whole or in part by the General Assembly shall purchase all services or commodities required by such departments, institutions, agencies or political subdivisions of this state from central nonprofit agency; provided, that the articles or services are certified pursuant to procedures approved by the procurement commission and are available. This part has precedence over any law requiring state agency procurement of commodities or services, except laws that require purchases from nonprofit organizations operating under §§ 71-4-204 and 71-4-205, laws establishing preference for blind vendors operating under chapter 4, part 5, of this title, and laws requiring purchases under §§ 41-22-118 through 41-22-124.

(e) This part shall not apply in any case in which commodities or services are available from any agency of the state or where the procurement commission determines that the commodities or services do not meet the reasonable requirements of a department, institution, agency or political subdivision of this state.

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