This page is designed to provide an overview of the responsibilities of the Procurement Department, points of contact, and how to do business with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Procurement Department is located at 4400 Broad River Road, Columbia, S.C. 29210. The Procurement Department staff may be reached in its Headquarters Office at (803) 896-7004 or in its Forensics Laboratory Office at (803) 896-7171. Work Hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for official Holidays.

Support Services

Procurement, Supply, and Fixed Assets employees provide SLED staff with assistance in their respective areas. Responsibilities include procurement of goods and services, establishing internal procurement policies and procedures, receiving and warehousing, fixed asset inventory control and disposal, building and property insurance, contract administration, and agency records management.

Doing Business with SLED

Businesses or Individuals desiring to do business with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) need to furnish the Procurement Department a company profile or literature describing their product line or services offered. Names of sales representatives with telephone and FAX numbers should also be provided.

To be established as a registered vendor, a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) or social security number must be provided. This information must be submitted on a W9 Form which can be obtained from the SLED Procurement Specialists or from the Internal Revenue Services Available Forms Page

Vendor information and W9 Forms must be mailed to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Procurement Department, P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, S.C.29210-1398 , or may be submitted by FAX to (803) 896-7575.

Commodities/Services

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division purchases an array of goods and services utilized to support a variety of law enforcement tasks. Commodities include office equipment and supplies, vehicle repairs, ammunition, laboratory equipment and supplies, information technology equipment, communication equipment, rotary aircraft equipment, building supplies, protective clothing, uniforms, various robotics equipment, all terrain vehicles, automobiles, trucks, and professional services.

Small and Minority Owned Business Assistance Program

In compliance with Article 21 of the South Carolina Procurement Code, the Governors Office of Small and Minority Owned Business Assistance (OSMBA) has implemented a certification process for those businesses meeting the definition of a small and minority owned business. Additional information regarding the certification process may be obtained by contacting:

Governor’s Office of Small & Minority Business Assistance

1205 Pendleton Street

Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Telephone (803) 734-0657

Or

Visit their web-site @ www.govoepp.state.sc.us/osmba/

Small and Minority Owned Business Utilization Plan

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) annually submits a utilization plan for approval to the OSMBA. This plan is developed to permit those certified small and minority owned businesses the opportunity to participate in the procurement process of this agency.

In compliance with Section 11-35-5240 of the South Carolina Procurement code, this agency submits progress reports to the OSMBA after the end of each fiscal quarter. A copy of these reports is on file at the SLED Broad River Road campus. Said reports outline specific categories in which this agency anticipates spending non-controllable dollars.

MBE Liaison Officer

Wendy Threlkeld has been appointed Liaison Officer for the SLED. Inquiries regarding this program at the agency level should be directed to her at (803) 896-7004 or addressed to S.C. Law Enforcement Division, P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, S.C.
29210-1398