Doing business with the City of Beaufort

Procurement procedures are governed by City's Ordinance (sub-section 9). In summary:

  • Purchases below $2,500 are at the City's discretion and are handled by the departments.
  • The City solicits quotes by email or fax for purchases between $2,500 and $25,000. 
  • Competitive sealed proposals are required for purchases of $25,000 or more. 

Competitive sealed proposals

Solicitations for purchases of $25,000 or more require competitive sealed proposals from vendors (unless the product or service is on state contract). These solicitations can be posted as Invitations to Bid, Requests for Letters of Interest, Requests for Proposals, or Requests for Qualifications. Detailed instructions for submitting responses are outlined in the body of each solicitation posted. Please pay close attention to these instructions to avoid rejection of your submission.

View Current Bid Opportunities.

Vendor registration

Vendors and consultants that would like to be considered for general City projects and purchases are recommended to register. Registration is not a requirement to doing business with the City. Vendors that do register will receive email notifications when new solicitations pertaining to their area of interest are posted to our website. For more information, click here.

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