- Doing Business With the City
- City Purchasing Process
- How the City Buys
How the City Buys
Herbicide Treatment Scheduled for Proffitt Springs and Blockhouse SubstationsThe City of Alcoa Electric Department (AED) announces a project set to begin on Monday, April 3, and finish in three weeks for herbicide treatment of invasive and overgrown species on circuits out of Proffitt Springs and Blockhouse Substations. Read on...
Alcoa Fire Department is Awarded International Reaccreditation StatusFor the third consecutive cycle, the Alcoa Fire Department in Alcoa, Tennessee has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Read on...
Medicare Advantage and Utility PaymentsSome Medicare Advantage plans recently broadened the scope of benefits offered to include eligible utility payments. These forms of payment have limited processing options and currently cannot be processed in person. Read on...
Purchases of $25,000 or less are made on the open market. Whenever possible, these purchases are based on informal quotations, as follows:
- Purchases up to $2,500: A single "Best Quote" is obtained with most purchases delegated to responsible employees that employ the City "P" Card authority.
- Purchases over $2,500 and up to $10,000: Quotes are obtained from at least three suppliers. Quotations may be solicited by mail, telephone, fax or personal visits by salespersons.
- Purchases for more than $10,000 require a formal Solicitation on the part of the City. Such purchases of supplies, goods, equipment and contractual services (except as otherwise provided in the City Code) are purchased on the basis of formal, competitive, sealed bids which are issued in accordance with the terms of the Solicitation or Invitation. Solicitations may take the form of RFPs, RFBs, RFIs or a less formal RFQ or any other industry accepted form of Solicitation.