Doing Business with Blount County

The County currently utilizes an online bidding system for all competitive sourcing activities.  Vendors interested in doing business with Blount County and  responding to the County’s competitive solicitations are encouraged to register in the online bidding system for the maximum opportunity of notification when new requests are released.   The County’s Bid Thresholds are:

♦  Purchases less than $20,000 - departments may purchase within the parameters of the approved departmental budget

♦  Purchases $20,000 to less than $50,000 - Departments must obtain three competitive quotes for a single purchase

♦  Purchases $50,000 and over - must be formally and competitively sourced through a Bid, RFP, or any other approved competitive formal sourcing mechanism

Vendor Registration - All vendors interested in providing goods and services to the County must register in Blount County’s Online Bidding System.  

Vendor Business License Information and requirements are detailed on the associated page by selecting the title link for the page.

Vendors responding to the County’s solicitations will be required to submit documents associated with their business/organization. These documents can be obtained on the Vendor Forms page and with each solicitation through Ionwave the online bidding system.

County Purchasing Law of 1957, Tennessee Code Annotated 5-14-101 et. seq.