The Board of Trustees of The School District of Greenville County and the Superintendent have delegated to the Procurement Department, the responsibility for the procurement of all equipment, materials, and services required to equip, maintain and operate its schools and other facilities. The responsibility for transfer of equipment between locations and disposal of surplus property has also been delegated to the Procurement Department.
In order to ensure that the District will obtain the maximum value for each dollar expended and that all equipment, materials and services are procured in a systematic manner, the Procurement Department must employ selective, competitive solicitations as stipulated by District policy.
The District Procurement Code and Regulations are substantially similar to the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code as approved by the South Carolina Legislature.
The District is required by Section 11-35-70 of the South Carolina Code of Laws to maintain and adhere to its own Procurement Code and Regulations. Every three years the District is audited to determine if the District is following its Procurement Code and Regulations.
Any product, service or any other expenditure of District funds must be processed in accordance with the Procurement Code and Regulations. The level of competitive solicitations varies by dollar amount. Local funds are typically exempt from the competitive solicitation process.
Individuals shall not commit any District money before a Purchase Order is issued. Individuals that authorize material to be delivered or services performed before a Purchase Order is issued, may be held responsible for paying the costs related to the commitment.