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 bids and Request For Proposals (RFPs) are available?
Vendors may contact the Office of Procurement for information regarding bids and RFPs. The County Government is a business that vendors rely on for furnishing goods and supplies to. We are a sound business with funding that can meet our obligations and therefore our contact with the public is active. It is the policy of the government to actively seek vendors that can supply the needs of the county. We intend and encourage maximum free and open competition in satisfying the County's needs.

What is the application of Ordinance No.13-00, Procurement Policy and Procedures?
This ordinance applies to contracts for the procurement of supplies, construction, and services entered into by Horry County. It applies to every expenditure of public funds irrespective of their source. Nothing in the ordinance prevents any county department or agency from complying with the terms and conditions of any grant, gift or bequest which are otherwise consistent with law.

Common Terms

Bid
An offer submitted by a prospective vendor in response to a request for bid issued by the purchasing authority.
RFP
Request for Proposal. An offer submitted by the offeror in response to the RFP. A proposal is usually requested in cases where the selection of a contractor is to be made on the basis of performance that is offered rather than on that of price alone.
Purchase Order
A written document, which sets out all terms and conditions of a purchase transaction with a supplier.
Bidder/Application
Vendors wishing to be placed on our County bidder/vendor file, may complete a bidder/vendor registration form. Forms are available in our office or may be requested from the Purchasing Department. For your convenience, the form is also available in Adobe PDF format in the Documents section above.
Surplus Property
Items declared surplus to the County's needs are disposed by means of public auction or sealed bids. Auctions or bids are advertised in a paper of general circulation.

Department Well

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

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