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Organizations Exempt from the Purchasing Law (Mayor-Ald.)

Reference Number: MTAS-1630
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 12, 2015
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When a city buys from any of the following organizations, the purchase is exempt from the 1983 Municipal Purchasing Law:

  • Agencies created by two or more cooperat­ing governments such as those estab­lished under the Inter-local Coopera­tion Act (T.C.A. §§ 12-9-101 et seq.);
  • Nonprofit corporations, such as the Local Government Data Processing Corporation, that provide goods or services specifi­cally to municipal­i­ties; and
  • Federal, state, and local governmental units or agencies when purchasing second-hand supplies, commodities and equipment.