Government Business Opportunities

Looking for a new source of business in this scary economy?  If you haven’t explored doing business with the government, now may be a good time to learn more about it.

Here are the federal, state, and local resources you need to know about!

Federal Government

  • Visit Federal Business Opportunities to find opportunities to work with U. S. Government agencies.
  • Our local Small Business Development Center has experts to help you learn how to qualify & apply for federal business opportunities. Contact them at (843) 740-1607 or charlestonsbdc@moore.sc.edu to learn more.State of South Carolina

State of South Carolina

  • Doing Business with the State of South Carolina is a great resource to learn about business opportunities, procurement laws and regulations, surplus property, and more in SC.
  • Here’s one resource formerly found in print at your local library: South Carolina Business Opportunities.  Produced by the SC Materials Management Office, this online publication lists procurement opportunities in construction, IT, supplies, and services throughout the state.

Local Counties

  • Charleston County Contracts and Procurement department posts all current bids on their website.  In addition to publicising County procurement opportunities, this department also administers the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program, created by County Council to help businesses compete for procurement opportunities.  Contact the Department at (843) 958-4761 for more information.
  • Berkeley County has its Bidder/Vendor application online as well as an overview of their procurement department process.
  • Dorchester County posts their procurement ordinance, bid opportunities, and vendor registration form online.

Selected Local Municipalities

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