Departments & Divisions


SCAM ALERT:  Please be advised that the City of Johnson City has been made aware of a scam that is sending out purchase orders that resemble the City’s.  The one noted difference is that they are using the domain johnsonScitytn.org  to email out the fraudulent purchase orders.  We are working with the appropriate authorities to ensure this is dealt with as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we would ask you to consider blocking any emails to or from johnsonscitytn.org.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Solicitations will be opened publicly via virtual conference only (in person attendance not permitted). For all other business, walk-ins are permissible but business by phone, email, or through the use of online services are encouraged. Information normally available in person at the Purchasing Department can be obtained through other methods. Please contact us by phone or email for specific requests.

Purchasing provides professional services to acquire quality goods and services in a cost effective, efficient, and timely manner while adhering to all applicable procurement legislation for departments of the City and schools. It is Purchasing's policy to ensure an open and fair competitive environment for all vendors who wish to do business with the City.

Purchases under $2000 are made by the using department on procurement cards. Written quotations are required for purchases between $2,000 and $15,000. Purchases between $15,000 and $25,000 are solicited via formal quote and are posted on this site. Public notices to obtain bids for goods and services over $25,000 are posted on this site and published in the local newspaper. No bid received after closing time shall be considered. TELEPHONE, FAX, OR EMAIL BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Failure to receive a purchase order (prior to shipment or service delivery) for any goods or services over $1,000 may result in the return of the product at the vendor’s expense or in non-payment.

Vendor Registration

The City utilizes a vendor-maintained registration site that automatically sends solicitation notifications based on selected commodities in the system. Potential vendors should register using this link to receive any future notifications from the City. 

Surplus Property & Auction Sales
Surplus property sales provide the general public an opportunity to obtain a wide variety of general merchandise, vehicles, heavy equipment, and other goods. Sale promotion is through this site, publication in the local newspaper, and on the internet. Use this link for a list of current items for sale.

No official or employee of the City shall solicit, accept, or agree to accept, directly or indirectly, from any person, firm, or corporation to whom any contract may be awarded by rebate, gifts, or otherwise, any promise, obligation, or contract for future awards or compensation.