Click here to access the Consolidated Procurement Code, the State's procurement regulations, an index of both, and a list of procurement exemptions.
The State's standard bidding instructions require that each offeror certify that it has and will comply with, and has not, and will not, induce a person to violate the ethics laws appearing in Title 8, Chapter 13 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. To access a complete copy of South Carolina's ethics statutes, click here.
For those involved in public contracts, the following sections require special attention:
Section 8-13-700, regarding use of official position for financial gain
Section 8-13-705, regarding gifts to influence action of public official
Section 8-13-720, regarding offering money for advice or assistance of public official
Sections 8-13-755 and 8-13-760, regarding restrictions on employment by former public official
Section 8-13-775, prohibiting public official with economic interests from acting on contracts
Section 8-13-790, regarding recovery of kickbacks
Section 8-13-1150, regarding statements to be filed by consultants
Section 8-13-1342, regarding restrictions on contributions by contractor to candidate who participated in awarding of contract
For a distinct but related rule regarding gifts to government agencies, please see Regulation 19-445.2165
The attached document is offered as additional guidance to vendors regarding the submission of confidential information. [Linked]
An overview of how the South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act effects public contracts is available at www.procurementlaw.sc.gov/immigration
The following attachments provide an overview of the protest procedures, including any hearings conducted as part of the administrative process.
□ Introduction to Protests
□ Panel Procedural Rules (Revised December 2012)
□ CPO Hearing Pamphlet (Protests Only) [Pamphlet Printing Instructions: Print to 8 1/2" x 14" paper using "landscape" orientation. For two-sided printing, set printer to flip on the short edge.]