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School Districts: Model School District Procurement Code

Pursuant to Section 11-35-5340 and Regulation 19-445.3000, the Procurement Services Division has updated the 2011 Code and created a 2021 Model School District Procurement Code. The 2021 Code adopts changes in the procurement laws relevant to school districts. A link to a redline comparison between the 2011 and 2021 Codes is below.

While the 2021 Model was developed for Districts subject to Section 11-35-5340, any school district may adopt the model code. For a comprehensive Index of the Consolidated Procurement Code and Regulations, on which this Model is based, see this site's Procurement Law page.

In order to properly review a proposed school district code, Procurement Services must receive documentation from the school district that shows exactly how the district's code compares to the 2021 Model School District Procurement Code. As explained in the Instructions for Submitting a School District Procurement Code & Regulations for Review, a District may elect to do this by submitting its proposed code as a set of modifications to the 2021 Model School District Procurement Code. This approach requires that you begin with an editable version of the model code. Attached is a version in MSWord format.

Please do not substantially reorder the contents. If you relocate significant text, please make notes regarding where the text has been moved.

Note: To protect the integrity of this document, the Editable Version of the 2021 Model Code (MSWord) document has been set to track all changes you make to the document. Deletions will be shown as stricken text, and additions will be shown as underlined text. This makes your job easier and allows Procurement Services to readily identify your changes.  Please do not disable this function.  

Approval requests should be submitted to Crawford Milling at dcmilling@mmo.sc.gov.

In conjunction with the Model, Procurement Services has prepared instructions regarding how to submit a draft for approval and a form letter to use when submitting a draft, both of which are attached below.