Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) works with vendors that provide supplies, services and construction to the agency. KCDC adheres to purchasing best practices and standards to help ensure that every company receives the opportunity to offer services and that every bid is fairly evaluated for the benefit of our agency, residents and community. KCDC provides valuable resources on this page to assist vendors in understanding procurement requirements and lists a guide to federal and state acquisition regulations and laws in each solicitation.
VALUES, PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS
KCDC is a member of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and adheres to the organization’s “Values, Guiding Principles and Standards of Practice for Public Procurement,” which include:
The purchasing department maintains the NIGP’s Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award – the highest standard of professional operation and ethics.
EQUAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
We are committed to giving every company an equal opportunity to do business with KCDC. The inclusion of all interested companies in procurement activities is beneficial for the business community and KCDC. KCDC posts all formal bids and RFPs and most requests for written quotes on this page, as well as sends an email to a list of vendors, which includes minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses.
KCDC encourages working with:
- Small businesses that meet the state definition of small businesses.
- Businesses which are at least 51 percent owned and operated by either minorities or women.
- Businesses which qualify for HUD’s Section 3 designation – businesses that employ or contract with at least 30 percent low-income workers
KCDC proactively seeks these businesses and, upon request, offers training and pre-bid conferences designed specifically for these companies.
Small Business Resources:
- The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (information center for businesses)
- City of Knoxville Small Business Outreach
- Knox County Small Business Outreach
KCDC, through our partner Vendor Registry, maintains an online list of vendors interested in doing business with KCDC that is used to send email notices about opportunities to potential suppliers.
While KCDC’s automated system attempts to notify registered vendors when solicitation opportunities arise, KCDC only is responsible for posting the solicitation to its web page. Please check this website regularly for current information on solicitations and awards.
If you are interested in doing business with KCDC, please complete the registration form in the link below. Updates to your vendor profile can be made through this form as well.
You may also register as a vendor with the City of Knoxville by clicking here.
Surplus PropertyHow to Do Business with KCDCHow to Access the Vendor PortalKCDC’s General Instructions to SuppliersTips to Earning KCDC’s BusinessAP Vendor ACH formPurchase Order Terms and ConditionsVendor Code of Business Conduct 2016
Guide For Proper Bid Completion
Proper Contractor Licensure Information on the Envelope Cover SheetCompleting Solicitation Document A Instructions Completing Solicitation Document B InstructionsCompleting Solicitation Document D InstructionsCompleting Solicitation Document E Instructions
HUD 51003 Schedule of Materials StoredHUD 51001 Periodic Estimate for Partial PaymentHUD 51000 Schedule of Amounts for Contract PaymentsHUD 5370EZ General Contract Conditions for Small ConstructionHUD 5370C General Conditions for Non-Construction Contracts Section 2 With MaintenanceHUD 5370C General Conditions for Non-Construction Contracts Section 1 With or Without MaintenanceHUD 5369-b Instructions to Offers Non-ConstructionHUD 5370 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction