Doing Business With the City

  1. Alcoa Fire Department to Visit Area Homes to Provide Smoke Alarm Installations

    The City of Alcoa Fire Department has been receiving 10-year battery smoke alarms from the State Fire Marshal’s Office since 2012 through a grant which is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read on...
  2. Alcoa Electric to Utilize Helicopter to Support Tree Trimming

    As the City of Alcoa Electric Department continues more aggressive efforts to trim trees that relate to power outages, the City’s contractor will be using a specially equipped helicopter to support its tree trimming work. Read on...
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In an average fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), the City of Alcoa issues about 900 solicitations with a minimum purchase authorization of $1,000 or more. Such purchases come to an approximate annual purchasing volume of $24 million dollars annually. In an effort to distribute the much higher volume of repetitive, but lower priced, purchases, the city effectively utilizes its Purchasing Card, or "P Card," program. This program allows appropriate employees the flexibility of making purchases in increments under $1,000. Such annual purchases total approximately $1.1 million annually while averaging 7,200 unique transactions - with each purchase averaging a little more than $150 per purchase.