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    STEM Grant Opportunites Now Open for K-12 Tennessee Valley Educators

    The TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, is now open for applications. Additional Info...
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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.