How to Do Business with the TBR

Become a Vendor

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) maintains one database of vendors for the System Office and its Institutions. The online portal allows vendors to register one time and maintain/update its information accordingly, alleviating the need to register with each individual TBR Institution.

Registration does not guarantee that all bidders will receive Requests for Quotations (RFQ)/ Requests for Proposals (RFP). It is the vendor’s responsibility to inquire regarding current bid opportunities. Vendors may contact the Procurement,  Contracts, and Payment Services (PCPS) Department to obtain copies of a particular request. We encourage a competitive environment, and vendors are advised to contact the PCPS Department at 615-365-1559 with any questions.  Small, minority and women-owned businesses should also contact the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise to be officially certified by the State of Tennessee.  TBR will be glad to assist in this certification process.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN DEBARRED BY ANY AGENCY, FEDERAL OR STATE, SO INDICATE. The TBR Purchasing and Contracts Department reserves the right to deny registration to any company and any entity denied registration will be so advised. 

Please email for an invitation to register.