The Department of Social Service’s Procurement Services Division is located at 1535 Confederate Avenue Extension, Suite 421, Columbia, S.C. 29201. Procurement Services' fax number is (803) 898-7625.

Solicitations & Awards

SCDSS uses the South Carolina Enterprise Information System (SCEIS) for its purchasing activities, including solicitations and awards. Solicitations and awards for SCDSS, and other S.C. agencies and entities using SCEIS, can be found in the Contracting Opportunities area. You will also find South Carolina Business Opportunities, which advertises solicitations from all agencies with an expected value of $10,000 or greater.

To find bidding opportunities posted by SCDSS, click Contracting Opportunities. Choose the dropdown menus and select Social Services.

Statewide Term Contracts

SCDSS Staff must use the Statewide Term Contracts procured by the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Division of Procurement Services. These contracts must be used if the product/service is available. If you need assistance finding an item, contact a procurement team member.


Purchasing Card Transactions

The SC Comptroller General's Office provides detailed charge card usage reports for all participating state agencies. The Purchasing Card program includes limited-use charge cards issued under a contract between state government and Bank of America. The state-wide monthly reports can be found at:


Invitation for Bid

The Department of Social Services is seeking bids from providers to contract with a provider to recruit at least five but no more than seven biological parents of children who have lived experience with the South Carolina child welfare system to participate in workgroups and committees. In addition, the Contractor will administer the program and provide training to DSS staff to help them work effectively and appropriately with youth and families on workgroups and committees.

This solicitation closes on November 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET.


If you have any questions or comments about the information found on this page, please contact: William Bray at



Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.