Step 1 – Register as a vendor with State Procurement Services
SC requires vendors to register with the SC Enterprise Information System (SCEIS) to do business with state agencies. SCEIS Vendor Registration phone support is available at 803-737-0600
Step 2 – If Eligible, Register as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).
SCDOT certifies firms as DBEs and SBEs in the state of SC.
- Am I eligible for DBE? https://www.scdot.org/business/bus-development-dbe-certification.aspx
- Am I eligible for SBE? https://www.scdot.org/business/bus-development-sbe-certification.aspx
- Phone Support is available from SCDOT at 803.737.6426
- DBE certification with SCDOT is also recognized by the Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification. http://osmba.sc.gov/index.html
Step 3 – Register with the SC Secretary of State’s Office
To do business with SCDOT, you must also be registered with the SC Secretary of State’s office. The Secretary of State's office offers phone support for filing questions at (803)-734-2158.
Step 4 – Review Solicitations in South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO) and on the State Procurement web site.
SCDOT and other agencies post their solicitations in the online edition of SCBO. There are additional contracting opportunities under the "Bidding Opportunities" section of the State's Procurement Web Site:
Step 5 – Responding to Solicitations
When you find a solicitation that you want to bid on, you can respond through the State Procurement web site. State Procurement offers phone support to bidding vendors at (803) 896-0001.