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 (803) 898-3483
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
May 1, 2024 DHEC intends to award a Sole Source contract to provide services to assure access for family support organizations with primary focus on children who are deaf or hard of hearing, with collaboration on activities that will positively impact performance outcomes for babies that are at risk for or identified with hearing loss at birth.
April 8, 2024 DHEC intends to award a Sole Source contract to qualified vendors for a one-year service plan coverage for two Waters Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) systems, Carbamate system, Triple Quad Detector Mass Spectrometer system (LC/M S/MS) instruments, and unlimited technical support. 
January 30, 2024 DHEC intends to procure a one-year service plan coverage for an AB SCIEX X500R QTOF mass spectrometer system, with associated instrument software support and hardware telephone technical support, that is currently in use at the DHEC Public Health Laboratory.
October 2, 2023 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide FDA approved reagent kits, controls and supplies for detecting Mycobacteria species in clinical isolates compatible with an existing Biomerieux VITEK Mass Spectrometry system used in DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory. 
October 2, 2023 DHEC intends to procure a Platinum Extended Warranty Equipment Service Agreement for the agency’s existing seven (7) NOMAD Trailers. Extended Warranty Service Plan includes Dual Network - 18GB Metered Bandwidth Fleet Service Plan with 7Mbps x 3Mbps speed on a shared network, participation in Fleet Satellite Plan, Voice and Network Support Plans, DiD telephone numbers, CIR line with 20Kbps x 20bps speeds per trailer, special overage allowance during emergencies, technical and engineering support.
September 29, 2023 DHEC intends to procure renewal services for the maintenance, operations, and development and enhancements of new applications for DHEC Public Health Laboratory’s (PHL) existing Rhapsody licenses and Comm Points for Staging Environment.
September 21, 2023 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide quotes for the renewal of DHEC’s currently utilized FootPrints licenses.
September 20, 2023 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide molecular testing of certain abnormal hemoglobinopathy specimens for newborns screened by the DHEC Public Health Laboratory.
September 12, 2023 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.
September 7, 2023 DHEC intends to procure licensing renewals for the continuation of FitnessGram® web-based software site licenses.
September 1, 2023 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) maintenance kits for four (4) Teledyne instruments used for T100U, T200U, T300U, and T400 monitors, along with OEM consumables for those monitors and T640/T640x monitors.
September 1, 2023 DHEC is seeking qualified vendors to provide 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.
August 31, 2023 DHEC intends to procure, as a sole source from the University of Georgia, arthropod testing and bird brain/oral/cloacal swab testing services for the DHEC Laboratory.
August 31, 2023 DHEC is seeking a qualified vendor to provide OraSure OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test Kits 25 Count, Item No. 1001-0181, and OraQuick HCV Control Kits, Item No. 1001-0182.
August 22, 2023 DHEC seeks offers for a one-time purchase of specialty paper.
August 11, 2023 DHEC intends to procure one (1) year service for a SCIEX QTRAP 5500 Mass Spectrometer and a SCIEX Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer.
August 8, 2023 DHEC intends to procure one (1) year maintenance contract, Silver Level Extended Return-to-Factory Warranty, for ORTEC mobile gamma detectors.

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