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"Our mission is to provide excellent customer service while promoting fair and open competition in the procurement of goods and services necessary to support all operations of the City of Columbia while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct"

 

 

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Phone: (803) 545-3470
    Fax: (803) 733-8408

1136 Washington Street
4th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201

 

 

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Monday-Friday
8:30 AM- 5:00 PM


The purchasing team handles routine purchases of goods and services for the City of Columbia. We have a team of professionals ready and willing to assist you throughout the procurement process and provide guidance on how to do business with the City.

 

One of our primary goals is to streamline and simplify the procurement process while also providing open access to competitive bid opportunities. In our continued effort to foster competition, we strive to maximize the participation of vendors and contractors who are interested in providing goods and services to the City. Many of our bid solicitations are posted through our online service, BidOnline. Please click the link below to login or register on Bid Online: https://bidonline.columbia.sc.gov/ifas7/bidonline/.

 

We encourage you to review the "How to do Business Guide" as a preliminary step and then proceed to the online vendor registration process Following these steps will allow you to begin receiving information on current bid opportunities.

The City of Columbia's procurement process is governed by ordinances and regulations approved by City Council.

 

Our Fleet Services Division works closely with the Purchasing Division for the procurement of vehicles, parts and repair services. The Utilities and Engineering Department handles large engineering and construction bids. Please visit www.Columbia.SC.Gov/EngBids for more information on Engineering bid opportunities.

 

NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING POLICY

In carrying out the program, the contractor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. The contractor shall take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities for all applicants for employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or other handicap, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The contractor shall post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the government setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause. The contractor will incorporate these nondiscrimination requirements in all subcontracts for program work.

 

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