Doing business with the City of Beaufort
Procurement procedures are governed by City's Ordinance (sub-section 9). In summary:
- Purchases below $15,000 are at the City's discretion and are handled by the departments.
- The City solicits a minimum of two (2) quotes by telephone or email for purchases between $15,000 and $50,000.
- The City solicits three (3) written quotes for purchases less than $100,000 but greater than $50,000.
- Competitive sealed proposals are required for purchases of $100,000 or more.
Competitive sealed proposals
Solicitations for purchases of $100,000 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.
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.
Buying surplus property
The City of Beaufort participates in the GovDeals Liquidity Services Marketplace to sell surplus equipment via the internet. Find out more here.