If you sell a commodity or service and your prices and service are competitive, chances are you can do business with us. We purchase more than $25 million worth of products and services each year, ranging from chemicals to pipes and fittings, and we are continuously looking for good vendors to supply those items. Our Procurement team are active members of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

2022 W-9

W-9 Form (PDF)

Formal Procedures

Formal procedures require solicitation by an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposals (RFP), which may be advertised in The Post and Courier newspaper and the S.C. Business Opportunities (SCEBO) publication at least 14 days prior to the date offers are due. Direct solicitation documents are mailed to vendors on the Vendor List for the item sought, and Dodge Reports if applicable.

Informal Procedures

Offers on informal (small) purchases are solicited by mail, fax or telephone from a minimum of three vendors on the Vendor List. Informal purchases do not require public advertising. Generally, the informal bid process from solicitation to the opening of offers takes from one to seven days. The evaluation and award process may take up to three additional days.

Purchasing Department

  1. Physical Address

    103 St. Philip St.
    Charleston, SC 29403

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box B
    Charleston, SC 29402


    Monday - Friday
    8:15 am - 4:30 pm

    Chad Atwater, CPPB
    Purchasing Manager
    (843) 727-6899

    Carolyn Gailliard
    Purchasing Agent
    (843) 727-6894

    Taleitha Adams
    Purchasing Agent
    (843) 727-6891
    Fax (843) 759-6629

    Thea Jefferson
    Administrative Assistant
    (843) 727-6881