DHEC Procurement Services

The Department of Health and Environmental Control's Procurement Services Division is located at 301 Gervais St., Columbia, S.C. 29201-3073. Procurement Services may be reached at (803) 898-3501 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except for official holidays. Procurement Services' fax number is (803) 898-3505.

Solicitations and Awards

DHEC uses the South Carolina Enterprise Information System (SCEIS) for its purchasing activities, including solicitations and awards. Solicitations and awards for DHEC, 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 (SCBO), which advertises solicitations from all agencies with an expected value of $25,000 or greater.

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: https://cg.sc.gov/fiscal-transparency/monthly-charge-card-usage

Internal Authority

The South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority (SFAA) has certified DHEC to make direct procurements subject to compliance with the Consolidated Procurement Code  and Regulations not to exceed for each procurement transaction the dollar amounts listed below:

  • Drugs, biologicals for human use, contraceptives, biochemicals and biochemical research = $12,000,000
  • Information Technology = $225,000
  • Consultant Services = $250,000
  • All other supplies and Services = $2,000,000

Procurement Personnel

DHEC Procurement Staff, authorized to make purchases on behalf of DHEC include:

Tripp Clark, Procurement Director (803) 898-3485
Becky Nichols, Asst. Procurement Director (803) 898-1262
Matt Winslow, CPPB, Quality Assurance (803) 898-3487
Complex Procurements  
Lisa Roland, Team Lead (803) 898-0533
Anita Blount (803) 898-2698
Whitney Carswell (803) 898-3472
Laura Cravens (803) 898-3482
Johnny Harleston (803) 898-8054
Deb Inabinet (803) 898-3481
Amber Kerr (803) 898-3484
Trey Shealy (803) 898-3471
Shannon Hicks  
Small Procurements, Public Health & Healthcare Quality
Julie Scott, Team Lead (803) 898-0517
Krystal Glover (803) 898-3488
Brandi Harmon (803) 898-0523
Sandra Porter (803) 898-0314
Small Procurements, Environmental Affairs & Administration
Tranee Dinkins, Team Lead (803) 898-3509
Robin Kinlaw (803) 898-0528
Ashley Martin (803) 898-1241
Michelle Marks (803) 898-3513

Procurement Advertisements

Procurement-related advertisements which exceed the SCBO space limitations (see "Solicitations & Awards" above) will be posted below.

Files Date Added Description
January 31, 2023 DHEC is seeking to procure a Protean Dual Detector Automatic D2000A to update existing laboratory equipment. It will be utilized for analyzing drinking water and environmental samples for man-made and naturally occurring alpha and beta emitters, and is compatible with the existing Protean hardware and software systems currently utilized by the Analytical and Radiological Environmental Services Division’s laboratory.
January 18, 2023 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide two (2) Turbo V Ionization Sources that are used to operate two SCIEX systems. The systems are a SCIEX X500R LC-QTOF-MS system and a SCIEX 5500 LC-MS/MS system. The Turbo V Ionization Sources provided must be compatible with these two current systems.
December 30, 2022 DHEC is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to solicit information from vendors who can provide on-site IT asset audit services.
December 14, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide a quote for a new OEQ A1 SUPER DUTY 55 MIST SPRAYER.
December 12, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide a quote for new OEM supplies for repairing Thermo instruments used to monitor criteria pollutants in the ambient air, and to maintain NAAQS compliance monitoring and grant commitments.
December 12, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide a Platinum Extended Warranty Equipment Service Agreement for seven (7) NOMAD Trailers. 
December 6, 2022 DHEC is seeking information to determine what commercial relational database management systems (DBMS) are most suitable to provide secure healthcare fiscal support to SC DHEC’s multiple Ryan White and Housing Opportunities for Persons living with AIDS (HOPWA) in the Division of STD/HIV & Viral Hepatitis.
December 1, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide Vitaflo metabolic formulas or FDA approved formulas of exact metabolic composition of Vitaflo formulas.
November 23, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide one OI Analytical FS3700 Instrument and associated components. 
November 10, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide diaper voucher/coupon redemption services to meet the needs of the South Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Program (PRAMS).
October 27, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide on an as-needed basis custom made National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified radiation calibration standards.
October 18, 2022 DHEC is seeking information on available web-based performance management information systems as market research for an anticipated future solicitation.
October 10, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide licensing renewals for the continuation of FitnessGram® web-based software site licenses currently utilized by 67 public school districts in the State of South Carolina.
October 7, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to install a MT30 Automated Analysis System with AutoMax402 Sampler for the SCDHEC Public Health Laboratory.
October 3, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide Cepheid Xpert Carba-R Kits, Collection Device for implementation of additional testing capabilities for Carbapenemase Producing Organisms (CPO) colonization testing.
October 3, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide one-year service plan coverage for multiple Life Technologies ABI 7500 Fast DX Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) instruments.
September 20, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide a phased roll-out of custom Chill-Pak pre-qualified shippers and temperature control materials for in-state ground transportation of category B infectious substances.
September 19, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide one (1) year service for a SCIEX QTRAP 6500+ Mass Spectrometer.
September 14, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide one (1) year Software as a Service (SaaS) licensing for RizePoint Enterprise Edition, Silver Support Plan, and hosting for 58,000 audits statewide annually to collect and report inspection data associated with restaurant food inspections, pool inspections, and inspection and licensing of health facilities.
September 14, 2022 DHEC is in the process of procuring a cloud/subscription-based solution for the development of patient registry for Sickle Cell Disease. 
August 17, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide one (1) year service for a SCIEX QTRAP 5500 Mass Spectrometer and a SCIEX Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer. Vendor must be able to provide guaranteed 2 business day onsite response time for remedial repairs, parts, labor, and travel for repairs, two (2) Assurance preventative maintenance visits per contract year, on-site workflow support and troubleshooting, telephone and online support during normal business hours, SCIEXNowTM Visual Assist Support, Premium content access to SCIEXNowTM Learning Hub and Knowledge base online.
August 11, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide Accurint for Government Plus, a subscription service with search technology. This tool will allow investigators to quickly and efficiently gather and analyze current, comprehensive, and authoritative public records information to locate clients in order to convey or discuss critical health information.
June 29, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide continued maintenance coverage for the ApplicationXtender Imaging Software currently utilized for DHEC’s Electronic Document Management System.
June 13, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide one year of Premier Support Services on existing Microsoft products and services utilized by DHEC Office of Information Technology. The Premier Support Services include direct access to Microsoft product development teams, software developers and source code for account maintenance, problem resolution, and information services.
June 3, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide one-year service plan coverage for multiple Agilent Technologies Gas Chromatography/Data System/AutoSampler Systems, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer/Data System/AutoSampler Systems, associated instrument software and hardware support, and unlimited technical support.
June 2, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide annual service/maintenance for the Waters High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) system, Carbamate System, and Triple Quad Detector Mass Spectrometer system.
June 2, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to develop a national integrated multi-platform strategic marketing approach to raise awareness, increase enrollment of WIC clients, and improve retention of currently enrolled recipients.
May 27, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide miscellaneous Idexx water/microbiology and wastewater testing supplies.
May 12, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide a proven, previously developed educational campaign on stillbirth prevention directed at pregnant women, and that is ready for immediate implementation at the statewide level. This campaign must be supported by an evidence-based approach.
May 3, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide fund management of an EPA funded grant Revolving Loan Fund specially designed to provide low interest rate loans or subgrants for environmental cleanup by eligible entities at South Carolina Brownfields sites.
April 29, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide one (1) Quantstudio DX 96 well RealTime PCR. This instrument will need to be connected to the agency’s network in order to communicate with the Specimen Gate Application used in the DHEC Public Health Laboratory (must have compatibility with LIMS).
April 19, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide consumables for the existing Phenomenex Strata solid phase extraction instruments used in testing for identification of chemical terrorism exposure for DHEC's Public Health Laboratory.
April 1, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide a one-year software support contract for Screening Center and eReports software modules of existing PerkinElmer Specimen Gate Screening Center and Specimen Gate eReports.
March 16, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide an integrated system for automated generation of DNA clonal clusters by bridge amplification, sequencing, primary and secondary analysis.
March 16, 2022 DHEC seeks one or more engineering firms to provide assistance to Dam Safety Program Staff and management with regards to the Program’s execution of its responsibilities under the Dams and Reservoirs Safety Act and the Dams and Reservoirs Safety Act Regulations. The selected firm(s) will possess a vast and varied set of skills that the Program can call upon when it either needs to supplement existing capabilities or acquire new ones. Requests for services will be on an as-needed basis, and the amount of work will likely fluctuate widely depending on variables such as: extreme weather events, changes to state law and regulations, program staffing, etc.
March 14, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide quotes for a Datalogic Gryphon Scanner and Scanner Holder. 
March 14, 2022 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide reagent kits for use on the existing Illumina MiSeq and MiniSeq Next Generation Sequencing Systems located in DHEC's Public Health Laboratory.
March 1, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide:
(1) One AB SCIEX X500R Liquid Chromatograph Quadrupole Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (LC-QTOF) system for the DHEC Public Health Laboratory; and a one-year service plan coverage for the existing AB SCIEX X500R QTOF mass spectrometer system, associated instrument software support and hardware telephone technical support, currently in use at the DHEC Public Health Laboratory.
March 1, 2022 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide a PerkinElmer NexION 5000 ICP-MS system, to be used by the DHEC Public Health Laboratory for analyzing metals in a wide variety of matrices, including clinical specimens such as blood, urine, and serum.

If you have any questions or comments about the information found on this page, please contact Tripp Clark.

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