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Reverse Auctions by Local Governments Summary

Reference Number: MTAS-2037
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 09, 2015
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A local government may purchase goods or services through a competitive reverse auction process that allows offerors to bid on specified goods or services electronically and adjust bid pricing during a specified time period.

This authorization shall not apply to:

  • Construction services other than those relating to maintenance, repairs and renovations costing less than $25,000;
  • Architectural or engineering services;
  • New or unused motor vehicles unless manufactured for a special purpose; or
  • New or unused construction equipment.

Other rules and restrictions apply.

The T.C.A. citation for this topic is T.C.A. § 12-3-1208.

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