Phone: (803) 545-3470
1136 Washington Street
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.
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