Our objective is to obtain all purchases for the City through an active and equitable competitive process. The lowest and best bid is from the vendor who can furnish the product or service that meets our quality standards and delivery requirements. Public notices to obtain bids for goods and services over $10,000 are posted on this site and published in the local newspaper.
Purchases under $500 are made by the using department on procurement cards. Written quotations are required for purchases between $1,000 and $10,000. Purchases over $10,000 shall be obtained by sealed bid or proposal solicitation. Only bids submitted on forms furnished by the city will be considered. Bids on company letterhead or quotation sheets will be judged non-responsive. TELEPHONE OR FACSIMILE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Electronic receipt of bids/proposals is acceptable for those posted at https://purchasing.johnsoncitytn.org/bso. Paper bids shall be sealed in an envelope. No bid received after closing time shall be considered. All purchases over $500 must be preceded by an approved purchase order. Failure of your company to obtain an order prior to shipment or service delivery may result in the return of your product at your expense or in nonpayment.
Surplus property sales provide the general public an opportunity to obtain a wide variety of general merchandise, vehicles, heavy equipment, etc. Sale promotion is through this site, publication in the local newspaper, on the government access TV channel and on the Internet.