2020 Tennessee Code
Title 50 - Employer and Employee
Chapter 9 - Drug-Free Workplace Programs
§ 50-9-114. Information to Be Included Within Bid or Procurement Specifications for Construction Services — Contesting a Contract

Universal Citation: TN Code § 50-9-114 (2020)
  1. The state or any local government, including departments, divisions, or agencies thereof, shall include within any bid or procurement specifications for construction services the following information:
    1. A statement as to whether the governmental entity issuing a construction service bid or other procurement specification operates a drug-free workplace program as certified under this chapter or operates any other programs that provide for testing of employees for workplace use of drugs or alcohol;
    2. If operating such a program, a statement that describes the government entity's drug-free workplace or alcohol and drug testing program; and
    3. A statement that all bidders or proposals for construction services are required to submit an affidavit as part of their bid, that attests that the bidder operates a drug-free workplace program or other drug or alcohol testing program with requirements at least as stringent as that of the program operated by the governmental entity.
  2. Unless suit is filed in chancery court, employers shall have seven (7) calendar days to contest a contract entered into by employers subject to this section with a local government or state government. Employers that do not contest the contracts within seven (7) calendar days by filing suit in chancery court shall waive their rights to challenge the contracts for violating this section. The contracts shall be contested in chancery court in the county where the contract was entered. The trial of the alleged violation of this section shall be expedited by giving it priority over all cases on the trial docket, except workers' compensation cases.
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