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Business Outreach Program

What We Do

Knox County Government is committed to assisting in the development of Minority (MBE), Small (SBE), Women-Owned (WBE) and Disadvantaged Businesses (DBE).

The Business Outreach Program works to coordinate with Knox County departments to promote the inclusion and support of small and disadvantaged businesses.  The Business Outreach Program staff meets regularly with Business and Professional Associations within Knox County to learn what type of businesses are in the community and provides information on upcoming solicitations and encouragement of their participation.

We work one-on-one to provide technical assistance with businesses to walk them thru the registration process to become a Knox County vendor.  We provide information on how to participate in the bidding process in order to become a responsible and responsive bidder.  Lori and Diane have over forty years combined experience in Procurement and Finance to provide information to potential bidders such as previous bid tabulations, current contract pricing, current vendor, vendor performance and also when current contracts are set to expire.

Let us know how we can help you!

Diane Woods
Administrator of Business Outreach
(865) 215-5760 Office
(865) 215-5778 Fax
diane.woods@knoxcounty.org

Lori Holmann
Coordinator of Business Outreach
(865) 215-5757 Office
(865) 215-5778 Fax
lori.holmann@knoxcounty.org