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Contracts and Cooperative Agreements

Purchases of materials for services for which APSU or the State of Tennessee Department of General Services, Purchasing Division has awarded a contract to a vendor through the competitive bidding process may be made without adherence to Section IV, Minimum Notice and Number of Bids of that policy, provided the vendor meets the bid specifications.  NOTE: the competitive bid process of another entity (except the State Purchasing Division) must have specified that other institutions would be permitted to purchase under the bid.

List below are other contract links which may contain contracts usable by the University in the purchase of goods and services.

State of Tennessee Statewide Contracts - This site provides a list of available statewide contracts issued by the Tennessee Department of General Services, Purchasing Division.  APSU Purchasing Policies and Procedures are applicable to these purchases, and a purchase order is required.  To search for a specific commodity or SWC number, click "Ctrl-F" on your keyboard.  A "Find" box will appear at the top of your browser.  Click on "next" or ↑↓" arrows in the "Find" box, and all places on the contract list that match your search will be shown highlighted.

The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) - TCPN is a cooperative purchasing organization whose contracts are open for use by APSU through an agreement with TCPN.  Please contact the Procurement Office to place purchases pursuant to a TCPN contract.

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (NIPA) - National IPA is a cooperative purchasing organization whose contracts are open for use by APSU through an agreement with National IPA.  Please contact the Procurement Office to place purchases pursuant to a National IPA contract.

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) - NJPA is a service cooperative that allows participating governemental and municipal agencies to establish open contracts that are open for use to memebers.  These contracts are open for use by APSU through an agreement with NJPA.  Please contact the Procurement Office to place purchases pursuant to a NJPA contract.

US Communities - US Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a nationwide purchasing cooperative through which the University is legislatively enabled to participate.  Please contact the Procurement Office to place purchases pursuant to a US Communities contract.