SCAGPO Announcements


Procurement is Everywhere!

Please find below, links to recent announcements, newstories, and legislation, which may be helpful to you as a Public Procurement Professional.




SC Legislature - March 2016 - Bill to amend section 8-13-1110 regarding State Employees Economic Interest relating to an employees who directly participates in a competitive procurement process.

March 2016

FEMA Request - October 15, 2015 - Each State agency is asked to submit a FEMA Request for Public Assistance Form to ensure we identify State response efforts and damages of agency facilities and equipment sustained during the disaster.  The Request for Public Assistance may be found on the SC Recovery Grants's website and should be mailed by the agency POC to  The State Agency Applicants’ Briefing has been set for 2pm Friday, 10/16, at 10301 Wilson Blvd Blythewood, SC. (South Carolina Department of Public Safety Complex) in the auditorium.

SC Legislature - June 4, 2015 Approval for revisions to Iran Divestment Act.

State Procurement Office - Interim State Procurement Officer, John White advised on June 12, 2015 that Procurement Services posted a Revised Version of the Compendium, which may be found on the applicable page of their website.

State Procurement Office - Interim State Procurement Officer, John White advised on June 8, 2015 that New Compendium Clauses have now been updated in SCEIS: Official Memo; Appendix BB; Appendix V

SC LegislatureMay 26, 2015: Bill to Add article 23 to Chapter 35, Title 11, preventing the receipt of proposals or procuring goods and services from a business, which engages in a boycott of a person or entity based on race, color, religion, or national origin.

Washington Post - May 14, 2015: Veterans Affairs improperly spent $6 billion annually, senior official says

B&CB Legal - May 4, 2015: Compendium Version 2.0 (April 2015). As of May 4, 2015 the update to SCEIS database of clauses has not been completed, nor have updates been tested against the original to confirm their accuracy. 

SC Legislature - Effective July 1, 2015: Bill to Amend Section 1-11-470 State Fiscal Accountability Authority

The State Newspaper - May 8, 2015:  Senate Backs $800.00 Bonus for State Employees

The State Newspaper - May 5, 2015:  Borrowing plan for SC colleges, tech schools on shaky ground

The State Newspaper - April 29, 2015: SC senate OK’s body camera bill; House to debate bill Thursday

SC Legislature - March 11, 2015: Bill to Amend Bill 545 (Iran Divestment)

SC Legislature - December 11, 2015: Bill to Add Section 11-35-3017 (Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Public Works Construction)

SC Legislature - December 11, 2014: Bill to Add Section 23-1-240 (Law Enforcement Wearable Video Cameras)

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SCAGPO Announcements



UPPCC Testing Deadline Approaches

Professionals planning to test in the October class must apply by July 18 to avoid the $50.00 late fee, which will be required through August 1, 2016.

The Professional Development is conducting a lottery for complimentary registrations to the UPPCC Testing Study Sessions in Aiken and West Columbia. Interested members may register for the lottery by clicking on the tickets on the Event Meeting Pages

Professionals considering professional certifications may want to study the findings of NIGP’s Research Report : The Value of Procurement Certification. This report presents the findings of research undertaken to gain insight into how North American public procurement officials



Barnes Award

The Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the James H. Barnes Award. This year’s winner will receive not only the top award for the Chapter, but also assistance with attending the 2017 NIGP Annual Forum. To nominate yourself or a peer for the award, please collect the appropriate information and submit it digitally on our website:



Young Professionals Database

SCAGPO’s Board is interested to learn more about our Young Professional Members. This group would include either those members who are 40 years old and younger or has been in the public procurement profession for 3 or fewer years. If you meet the requirements, please let us know by adding yourself to our Young Professionals Database through our website.


UPPCC Testing Study Sessions

The Professional Development is conducting a lottery for complimentary registrations to the UPPCC Testing Study Sessions in Aiken and West Columbia. Interested members may register for the lottery by clicking on the tickets on the Event Meeting Pages.


Message from SFAA - Division of Procurement Services

The SC State Fiscal Accountability Authority’s Division of Procurement Services seeks motivated candidates for a Training and Development Director.  This position will fully develop, document, and deliver a comprehensive training and certification program required by law for both state and local procurement professionals.  In-person and remote instruction with diverse groups is required.  The candidate will partner with internal and external subject matter experts as well as professional organizations to ensure the program is robust and continually improved through enterprise performance metrics.  Some travel will be required.  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.

Interested applicants are required to complete an official SC State application at the link provided which also contains a full position description.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an official state application.  

SCAGPO NOTE:  A link to this job description may be found on the the Career Opportunties page in addition to  announcements for Lancaster County School District and York County Government.


Reverse Trade Show

The dates for the Reverse Trade Show have been planned for June 2 (Lexington) and June 16 (Charleston). It is important that member agencies participate in order to provide ample networking opportunity for our small business community.  Please visit SCAGPO’s website for more information and to sign up. This event is free for members. Please encourage your vendors to register for this low cost event.


Artifacts Wanted

We are currently looking for away to express the impact our members make on the citizens of South Carolina.   We ask that you please search your homes and offices for any artifacts that you may have (and be willing to loan) from innovative procurements or ones that come into contact with the public every day.  If you are interested, please visit SCAGPO’s website to create a submission ticket. The Exhibit is planned for May 12 - June 12, 2016.


Professional Development Opportunities

Please continue to visit SCAGPO's website as we regularly update it with professional development opportunities.

Currently, we are accepting registration for the SMBCC Trade Show (formerly OSMBA). 

Registration is also open for our Spring Quarterly Training (March 23, 2016)  at Agape Conference Center on Main Street in Columbia.  Lunch and Parking are complimentary for this event.

Finally, we've scheduled several NIGP's courses.  New to our roster is a brand new course on Risk Management.  We are also in danger of losing the CPPO course.  If you are interested, please register right away.



New Post Office Box

Please change your records to send payment to SCAGPO's new Post Office Box in Charleston:

P.O. Box 61989; N. Charleston, SC 29419

We will be keeping the Columbia PO Box for all other correspondences; however ALL CHECKS should be mailed to North Charleston.


MMO Updates

The Statewide Term Contract Sheet for Backhoes & Motor Graders has been updated on the Procurement Services Webpage. Please click on the following link to access: . At this time, please disregard the links provided for the contractor offers. We will be updating these links in the near future. If they have any questions, please contact Sheila Willis.

The Notice for Intent to Award for the Statewide term contract for Icemakers and Storage Bins has been posted and is scheduled to begin on February 17, 2016.  Please visit MMO's website for information regarding that contract.