Welcome to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Purchasing
Our function is to acquire the goods and services that UTC’s departments need, at the most reasonable price consistent with value, quality and time consideration. In buying goods and services, UTC seeks to strike an appropriate balance between purchase price, value, quality, delivery and service. UTC also attempts to achieve an appropriate balance between competition and negotiation as permitted by the University’s Procurement Policy.
The Purchasing information on this website is organized in sections as follows:
The General Information Section contains Active Bids, Purchasing Terms and conditions, and other links to information for vendors doing business or interested in doing business with UTC.
NOTE: Some links in this section are to other UT System Sites for documentation that is applicable system wide.
Guidelines for Purchases
The Guidelines for Purchases Section is designed primarily for Faculty and Staff use and contains information on purchasing policy and the process for making purchases.
The Contracts Section outlines the contract process and provides links to active contracts.
IRIS User Help
The Iris User Help Section provides instructions, training information, and quick sheets, to aid the IRIS user through the purchasing processes.
E-mail Hot Line for Purchasing questions, concerns, requisition status, and purchase order information.
The UTC Purchasing Department actively solicits bids from Small and Minority - Owned Businesses and encourages all campus units to consider these businesses for their routine purchases.