Office of the State Engineer (OSE)This office is headed by the State Engineer, who also serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for Construction. OSE is responsible for construction services and the related professional services. While OSE does not issue solicitations or post awards directly, it oversees and approves such actions, particularly when these actions are performed by agencies acting above their certification level. OSE also serves as the building official for state buildings.
Information Technology Management Office (ITMO)This office is headed by the Information Technology Management Officer, who also serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for IT. ITMO is responsible for conducting and managing procurements for data processing, telecommunications, office systems, software, hardware, and related systems.
State Procurement Office (SPO)This office is headed by the State Procurement Officer. SPO is responsible for conducting and managing procurements for any type of acquisition for supplies or services, other than construction or information technology.
Audit & CertificationThis office is responsible for conducting periodic audits of each agency's procurement operation. These audits are designed to evaluate an agency's overall internal procurement operation and to determine whether it is consistent with the procurement code and regulations.
Program SupportThis office handles the business operations of Procurement Services and provides administrative support to the Division's other functions. Among its many responsibilities, Program Support handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, bid opening and control, vendor registration, supplies, support for the CPO's training program, and publication of South Carolina Business Opportunities.
Materials Management Office (MMO) & Division DirectorThe Materials Management Office is headed by the Materials Management Officer, who also serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for Supplies and Services. The Materials Management Officer reports directly to the Director of the Division of Procurement Services.
Because OSE, ITMO, and SPO all report to the Materials Management Officer, MMO is synonymous with the Division of Procurement Services. To find a complete listing of our staff, use the Contact Us link on the sidebar to this page.
Procurement Services FunctionsProcurement Services has a broad array of functions, which include the following: