Purchases exceeding $10,000.00 must be advertised and award must be made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder whose bid meets or exceeds the specifications set forth in the request for bids.
All Formal Sealed Request for Bids are advertised in the Anderson Independent-Mail and in (SCBO) South Carolina Business Opportunities (www.procurement.sc.gov) . Vendors are encouraged to visit these two sites on a regular basis, as placement on the bidders list is a service of convenience and does not guarantee receipt of all sealed bids.
All Formal Sealed Bids shall be delivered to the attention of the Purchasing Director. Bids are kept secure and unopened in a locked bid box until the time of opening.
When it is determined that the use of competitive sealed bidding is not practicable or advantageous to the County, competitive sealed proposals may be used. Proposals will be opened and only the names of the companies disclosed. Proposals shall be open for public inspection after award of the contract. Confidential proprietary material marked as such in the proposal shall not be disclosed.
When it is determined that the need for Professional Services is required, Anderson County may request firms to submit a statement of qualifications. Professional Services includes, but is not limited to, architects, engineers, land surveyors, legal and auditing. A selection committee may conduct discussions with no less than three firms whenever possible regarding the proposed contract. Anderson County shall negotiate a contract with the firm so selected to be the most qualified, based on the established criteria, to provide the services at compensation which is determined in writing to be fair and reasonable to the County.