Registering as a Bidder for the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee began utilizing a cloud-based eProcurement system for it's bidding process on September 2, 2014. The system is a fully automated bidding process. All vendors who wish to conduct business with the University are required to register with ESM Solutions. There is no charge for this registration, it takes a few minutes and it is easy to use. To register:

  1. Go to ESM Solution’s website at and select the “Supplier Registration” (Mercury Version)
  2. Fill out the required information
  3. Select the all of the NIGP classification codes for the products and services that you provide
  4. You will receive an e-mail within 72 hours confirming your registration

If you have questions about the registration process, contact ESM Solutions at or by calling 1-877-969-7246. If you are already registered with ESM Solutions, there is no need to register again.