- Doing Business With the City
- City Purchasing Process
- Types of Purchases
Types of Purchases
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...
There are two types of purchases that the City makes:
- Open Market Purchases (usually "P" Card purchases): comprise mostly specific commodity, equipment, or service, at a firm price, for a fixed quantity at a specified delivery time is our purchasing method of choice for lower repetitive purchases. Competitive Solicitations are also employed for competitive purchases. Awards are made to the lowest responsible bidder who meets the specifications and conditions.
- Contract, or Blanket Purchases: purchases of estimated quantities of commodities, equipment, or services, at a firm price, for a specified period of time are routinely employed. Awards are made to qualified single or multiple vendors who meet the specifications and conditions.