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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Original Author: Chlarson, John
Date of Material: 05/13/2005

Purchasing--Laws and regulations
Purchasing--Laws and regulations--Municipal ordinances
Purchasing--Policies and procedures

Using County's Bid Prices in City

Reviewed Date: 05/11/2020
Letter on legality and procedure to use County's bid asphalt unit prices to buy asphalt for small projects in Parsons.

2005 May 13

Ms. Judy Daugherty
City of Parsons
P.O. Box 128
Parsons, Tennessee

Dear Judy:

This is in response to your questions about buying asphalt using the County's unit price contract. As we agreed, this is legitimate. I am enclosing copies of the relevant sections of the Tennessee Code Annotated, T.C.A. 12-3-1004 and T.C.A. 12-3-1009. The best manner in which to proceed would be if the County mentions in its bid documents that the City may purchase asphalt at the unit prices presented in the bid proposals after the bid is awarded.

Please let me know if MTAS can be of further assistance to Parsons in this or any other matter.


Municpal Technical Advisory Service
University of Tennessee

John C. Chlarson, P.E.
Public Works/Engineering Consultant

Main Document(s):
file Parsons Asphalt County Bid Letter.pdf