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Procurement Division

The Procurement Division has the responsibility and the authority to purchase goods, services, and supplies through the use of IFBs (Invitation For Bids), RFQs (Request For Quotes), RFPs (Request For Proposals) and Purchase Orders. The Procurement Division also has the responsibility for issuing term contracts price negotiating, and delivery of goods and services for the City of Charleston.

All Public Meeting Notices, regarding Procurement Division Bid Openings and RFP Meetings, will be posted in the Procurement Office in the Reception Area. All notices will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, people who need alternative formats, ASL (American Sign Language) Interpretation or other accommodation please contact Janet Schumacher at (843) 577-1389 or email to three business days prior to the meeting.

Mission & Goals
The City of Charleston Procurement Division is committed to directly reducing the cost of government by promoting a responsible procurement process that ensures integrity, quality and efficiency for its internal partners.

Our team aims to continually foster cooperation with departments and promote fair and equal opportunities for all individuals and business entities interested in doing business with the city. Our emphasis is to implement effective, creative solutions for better economy and efficiency of city operation.

The goals of the Procurement Division are as follows:

  1. Comply with all applicable policies, ordinances, and laws
  2. Emphasize quality, value, and integrity in all procurements
  3. Promote administrative efficiency
  4. Delegate purchasing authority when possible and prudent

Office Location

The Procurement Division is in the historic downtown area of Charleston, located at 75 Calhoun Street, Third Floor, Suite 3500. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please contact us at 843-724-7312 if there are any questions. You may also fax us at 843-720-3872.

To become a vendor:

Vendor Forms

To view current solicitation information:


Gary Cooper
Procurement Director

75 Calhoun Street
Third Floor
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-7312
Fx: 843-720-3872