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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Purchase of Property at Public Auctions Summary

Reference Number: MTAS-2036
Reviewed Date: 12/21/2021

A local government is authorized to purchase new or used equipment, materials, supplies, and commodities at publicly advertised auctions without public advertisement and competitive bidding.

This statute authorizes a municipality to establish written procedures governing purchases at publicly advertised auctions. It also establishes fixed reporting requirements for the purchasing official.

The T.C.A. citation for this topic is T.C.A. § 12-2-421.