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The purpose of this page is to make available to the vendor community an overview of the basic information needed to access and participate in the procurement processes of the State. This overview provides no more than an introduction to certain concepts and should not be considered a complete treatment of these issues or an official interpretation of the law. Only the contract documents and any applicable statutes and regulations are complete and binding.

Who We Are

South Carolina has a two-tiered procurement system for state agencies. Agencies have direct authority to make purchases below a certain dollar threshold. Above that amount (which differs for each agency), procurements are conducted under the authority of a central procurement office that serves all state agencies covered by the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code. Known as Procurement Services, this office consists of two subdivisions with purchasing authority: the Office of the State Engineer (OSE) and the Office of State Procurement (OSP). Please see our About Us page for details. Use the Contact Us link on the sidebar to find a complete listing of our staff.