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How To Do Business With Metro

Suppliers are extremely important to the success of Metro. Every year we receive thousands of responses to solicitations. Successful suppliers are those who bring the most value to the citizens of Nashville. These suppliers and contractors secure procurements by

Supplier Expectations

It is the goal of the Procurement Division to ensure that the products, services and construction we contract meet the needs of the departments we serve. We contract with suppliers in many industry categories, ranging from multi-national corporations to small, locally based businesses. Our desired suppliers are those who understand Metro’s culture and expectations. We value suppliers who take time to learn about and understand our city. These firms seek out ways to add value and bring innovation when providing financially-sound and practical solutions. Suppliers must understand our business requirements and be flexible in responding to changing customer expectations and business conditions. Our suppliers know the importance of making and meeting commitments’ and delivering the highest quality products, services and construction possible.

Commitment to a Diverse Supplier Base

The Procurement Division is committed to engaging minority-owned, women-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, and small business enterprises. We are always pleased when these firms are well trained, high performing, locally based businesses. They may perform as prime contractors or as subcontractors. Our Business Assistance Office assists firms through a Procurement Equal Business Opportunity Program and an Incentive Program. Both programs were put into effect by Metro Counsel Ordinances.

Business Opportunities with Nashville

The Business Opportunities Bulletin lists those contracts issued from Metro’s iProcurement System, an online solicitation solution. However, the opportunities for potential suppliers may be limited for some commodity codes because The Procurement Division already has contracts for many of our most commonly ordered, high-spend valued products, services, and construction needs. The contracts often have terms of up to five years. Therefore, the opportunity for a potential supplier to compete for our business in those commodity areas may be infrequent. There are Metro authorities that have purchasing authority independent of the General Government. These authorities include:

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Suite 112, Lindsley Hall
730 2nd Avenue South
Nashville TN 37210

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730 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 196300
Nashville TN 37219

615-862-6180 Phone
615-862-6179 FAX

Business Assistance Office
615-880-2814 Phone
615-862-6175 FAX