4.1: Notice/Advertisement of Solicitations
Offers shall be requested and obtained from at least three sources whenever possible. When the procurement of goods or services is anticipated to be greater than $25,000, the solicitation must be accomplished in writing. Solicitations shall be issued in an efficient and economical manner to at least attempt to secure, if available, three qualified sources.
All suppliers solicited shall be afforded complete, unbiased information as to the description or requirements of the goods and services, including any special conditions of the expected procurement.
Solicitations shall include specifications, a clearly defined scope of goods or services, and all contractual terms and conditions applicable to the procurement.
Adequate notice for the formal solicitations shall be given, no less than ten calendar days prior to the date set forth therein for the opening of the bids. Such notice shall include publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the appropriate classified section, or publication on the Town’s website, or publication on the South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO) website.
Written responses will be acceptable as disclosed in the solicitation.