The City will often solicit vendors for projects and other services through a procurement process of a Request for Proposals (RFP) or a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). During the process there is a defined time when vendors may submit their proposal and or qualifications. RFPs and RFQs are opened in the City Council Chambers at the designated time and date the solicitations are due. During openings, vendors and the public may attend.
*Bidders Right to Protest: Per State Procurement, on projects 700-4-2020, 700-5-2020, 700-6-2020, 700-7-2020; Bidders will have the right to protest for up to 10 days from the date found on Notification of Awards when posted, after which, if no protests are received, the City will enter into a contract with the stated bidder. This is pursuant to SC Code 11-35-410.