Procurement Services


A properly executed purchase order constitutes a contract which binds the university. Only the president and his designees have the authority to bind the university.

Correspondence with Vendors

Contacts and correspondence pertaining to negotiations affecting purchases or prospective purchases which involve areas such as pricing, conditions, terms, delivery, or any commitment that could affect the purchase must be authorized by Procurement Services. Direct correspondence by faculty and staff is accepted practice on certain subject matter such as availability, technical information, instructional information, requests for literature, etc. Faculty and staff should refrain from any correspondence which may be interpreted as committing the university to a binding contract.

Our objective is to render the best possible service to all concerned within the university. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Procurement Code

The South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code governs expenditures of all funds regardless of source unless specifically exempted.