How to do Business with State Government in Tennessee

Published: June 04, 2019

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Government Contracting with the Volunteer State

Learn how to grow your government sales with the state of Tennessee.

Use this guide to:

  • Learn how to register as a vendor in Tennessee’s Edison Supplier Portal
  • Discover how to search for bidding opportunities in the Edison Supplier Portal
  • Understand how the state defines small business and diversity set-asides including Tennessee’s Disabled Owned Business Enterprise (DSBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) programs
  • Locate Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) throughout the Volunteer State

Table of Contents

  • Introduction & Overview (pp. 2-3)
  • Register with Tennessee as a Vendor (p. 4)
  • Searching for Procurement Data on Tennessee's 'Edison Supplier Portal' (p. 5)
  • Other Contracting Vehicles in Tennessee (p. 6)
  • How Tennessee Defines Small and Minority Owned Business Set-Aside Categories (pp. 7-11)
  • Additional Resources (pp. 12-13)