§ 4-56-101 Chapter definitions
§ 4-56-102 Procurement commission — Creation
§ 4-56-103 Proposed rules related to procurement — State protest committee — Creation — Commission’s authority — Appeals
§ 4-56-104 Procurement office — Creation — Chief procurement officer — Personnel — Contracts and contract rights and responsibilities — Adoption of operational procedures
§ 4-56-105 Powers and duties of chief procurement officer
§ 4-56-106 Advisory council on state procurement — Creation
§ 4-56-107 Requests for noncompetitive contracts to fiscal review committee — Review by the fiscal review committee — Exceptions to requests — Reports
§ 4-56-108 Review and approval by the comptroller of the treasury — Examination of documents– Documentation of the cancellation of procurements or rejection of all responses to a procurement — Protests — Executed documents — Posting of reports
§ 4-56-109 Vendor indictment of Antitrust Act — Notice — Fine — Contract termination

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 56

  • Acquire: means to purchase, lease, construct, reconstruct, replace, or acquire by gift. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • Alcohol test: means an analysis of breath, or blood, or any other analysis that determines the presence and level or absence of alcohol as authorized by the United States department of transportation in its rules and guidelines concerning alcohol testing and drug testing. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
    • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
    • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
    • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    • Chain of custody: refers to the methodology of tracking specified materials or substances for the purpose of maintaining control and accountability from initial collection to final disposition for all such materials or substances, and providing for accountability at each stage in handling, testing and storing specimens and reporting test results. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Commission: means the state procurement commission, which replaces the board of standards within former title 12, chapter 3, part 4. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
    • Committee: means the state protest committee, which replaces the board of standards protest authority within former §. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    • Council: means the advisory council on state procurement. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
    • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Covered employer: means a person or entity that employs a person, is covered by the Workers' Compensation Law, compiled in chapter 6 of this title, maintains a drug-free workplace pursuant to this chapter and includes on the posting required by §. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
    • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
    • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
    • Dispose: means to sell, lease, or otherwise transfer any interest in property. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
    • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
    • Drug: means any controlled substance subject to testing pursuant to drug testing regulations adopted by the United States department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Drug or alcohol rehabilitation program: means a service provider that provides confidential, timely and expert identification, assessment and resolution of employee drug or alcohol abuse. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Electric plant: means generating, transmission, or distribution systems, together with all other facilities, equipment and appurtenances necessary or appropriate to any such systems for the furnishing of electric power and energy for lighting, heating, power or any other purpose for which electric power and energy can be used. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Electric service: means the furnishing of electric power and energy for lighting, heating, power or any other purpose for which electric power and energy can be used. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Eminent domain: means the authority conferred upon the government, and those entities to whom the government delegates such authority, to condemn and take, in whole or in part, the private property of another, so long as the property is taken for a legitimate public use in accordance with the fifth and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Tennessee, Art. See Tennessee Code 29-17-102
    • Employee: means any person who works for salary, wages or other remuneration for a covered employer. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Employee assistance program: means an established program capable of providing expert assessment of employee personal concerns. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Employer: means a person or entity that employs a person and that is covered by the Workers' Compensation Law, compiled in chapter 6 of this title. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
    • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
    • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
    • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
    • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    • Goods: means all property, including, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, materials, printing, and insurance. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
    • Governing body: means the county legislative body, board, body or commission having general charge of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Grant: means any grant awarded to the state or awarded by the state for the furnishing by the state of assistance, whether financial or otherwise, to any person to support a program authorized by law. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
    • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
    • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Improve: means to acquire any improvement. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Improvement: means any improvement, extension, betterment, or addition to any electric plant. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
    • Job applicant: means a person who has applied for a position with a covered employer and who has been offered employment conditioned upon successfully passing a drug or alcohol test, and may have begun work pending the results of the drug or alcohol test. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
    • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
    • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Law: means any act or statute, general, special or local, of the state of Tennessee, including, but not limited to, the charter of any municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
    • Marketplace contractor: means any individual, corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other business entity that:

      • (A) Enters into an agreement with a marketplace platform to use the platform's online-enabled application, software, website, or system to receive connections to third-party individuals or entities seeking services in this state. See Tennessee Code 50-8-101

      • Marketplace platform: means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other business entity operating in this state that:

        • (A) Offers an online-enabled application, software, website, or system that enables the provision of services by marketplace contractors to third-party individuals or entities seeking services. See Tennessee Code 50-8-101

        • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
        • Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated city or town in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
        • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
        • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
        • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
        • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
        • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative of an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
        • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
        • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
        • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
        • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
        • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
        • Processor: means a person who assembles eggs in case lots and who operates a plant for the purpose of packing shell eggs or shell-treated eggs, or breaking eggs out of the shell for freezing or drying, and who also may operate as a wholesaler. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
        • Procurement: means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any goods or services. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
        • Proposer: includes a "bidder" or "proposer" that is a legal entity that has properly registered as required by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
        • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
        • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
        • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
        • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
        • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
        • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Safety-sensitive position: means a position involving a safety-sensitive function pursuant to regulations governing drug or alcohol testing adopted by the United States department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
        • Services: means all services and agreements obligating the state, except services for highway and road improvements, which are governed by title 54, and designer and construction services, which are governed under chapter 15 of this title. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
        • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
        • Specimen: means tissue, fluid or a product of the human body capable of revealing the presence of alcohol or drugs or their metabolites. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
        • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
        • Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • test: means any chemical, biological or physical instrumental analysis administered by a laboratory authorized to do so pursuant to this chapter, for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug or its metabolites pursuant to regulations governing drug testing adopted by the United States department of transportation or other recognized authority approved by rule by the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
        • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
        • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
        • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
        • Unclassified: means the general run of edible eggs sold by a producer directly to a consumer, that have not been candled, sorted or graded. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
        • Ungraded: means the general run of edible eggs as they come from the producer, that have not been sorted or graded, but have been candled. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
        • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Vendor: means a legal entity that has been established by the department of finance and administration's division of accounts as a vendor through proper authority for which payment may be made by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
        • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
        • Wholesaler: means a person who assembles eggs in case lots and disposes of them in quantities to retailers or through other distribution channels, and who also may operate as a processor. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
        • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.