ProcurementProcurement

To provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all purchases involved in public procurement by the County, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement, and to provide safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.

Open Bids/RFP's

Functions

  • To provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all purchases involved in public procurement by the County, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement, and to provide safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.
  • To procure or supervise the procurement of all supplies, services, and construction needed by the County.
  • Exercise general supervision and control over all inventories and supplies belonging to the County.
  • Sell, trade, or otherwise dispose of surplus supplies belonging to the County after being declared surplus by County Council.
  • Establish and maintain programs for the receiving, inspection, testing, and acceptance of supplies, services, and construction.

FAQ

What Invitation for Bids (IFBs), Request For Proposals (RFPs) and Request For Qualifications (RFQs) are available?
Vendors may contact the Office of Procurement at 843.915.5380 or visit http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Procurement.aspx for information regarding posted IFBs, RFPs and RFQs on the County’s website.
What is the application of Ordinance No.02-10, Procurement Policy and Procedures?
Ordinance No. 02-10, Code & Regulation, effective May 2010, are implemented to better serve the purposes inherent in public purchasing, namely, best value, fair competition, and simplification and modernization of the law governing procurement by the County.
 
It is the intent of County Council that County government be the effective provider of services to the citizens of the County in the most efficient and economical way possible and that all purchases of goods and service be conducted with primary concern for the most prudent use of revenues provided by those citizens.
 
The underlying purposes and policies of this legislation are to:
  1. Provide a clear and comprehensive ordinance governing procurement by the County.
  2. Promote increased public confidence in the procurement regulations, procedures and practices used by the County.
  3. Maximize the purchasing value of public funds.
  4. Foster real and effective broad-based competition for public procurement within the free enterprise system.
  5. Ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all persons who are providing, or seeking to provide, supplies and/or services to the County.
  6. Provide safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity; and
  7. Permit the continued development of procurement regulations, procedures and practices that support user needs.

Common Terms

Bid (Invitation for Bids)
This is a method by which Horry County announces the existence of a procurement opportunity to the public that is to be conducted pursuant to Tier Four – Sealed Bidding procedures and invites the public to submit bids in response to the opportunity.
RFP (Request for Proposals)
This is a method by which Horry County announces to the public a procurement opportunity that is to be conducted pursuant to Tier Four – Negotiated Procurement procedures and invites the public to submit offers in response to the opportunity.
RFQ (Request for Qualifications)
It is a pre-solicitation source selection method that can be used in conjunction with any of the procurement methods in any Tier to pre-qualify the bidders, offerors, or quoters that will be eligible to compete for a contract in a procurement.
Purchase Order
Purchase orders are orders that are issued in all procurement process arrangements except for contracts. Purchase orders are issued against agreements to form contracts. Purchase orders are also issued using Small Purchase Procedures to form contracts, and they are used in certain Tier Five procurements, when extraordinary circumstances are present that justify the use of certain Tier Five procedures to form contracts.
Vendor Application
Vendors wishing to do business with Horry County Government may complete a vendor registration application form available in Adobe PDF format found in the Documents section above.

Department Well

Department Head
Kimberly Massie
Contact
Phone: (843) 915-5380
Fax: (843) 365-9861
Mailing Address
3230 Highway 319 E
Conway, SC 29526
Physical Address
3230 Highway 319 E
Conway, SC 29526
Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday

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