Public Chapter 29
SENATE BILL NO. 604
Substituted for: House Bill No. 867
AN ACT Toamend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 12, Chapter 3, Part 10, relative to purchasing by county governments.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 12, Chapter 3, Part 10, is amended by adding the following as a new, appropriately designated section:
12-3-10__. When purchasing supplies and equipment, county governments are authorized to utilize pricing discounts obtained by the National Association of Counties Financial Services Center Cooperative Purchasing Alliance ("NACo Purchasing Alliance"). When any general law, charter or private act requires that a county government purchase by competitive bidding, either formal or informal, the county government may consider the price under any contract or price agreement obtained by the NACo Purchasing Alliance in the same manner as a formal bid or informal quotation obtained under such general law, charter or private act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.