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.
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
Vendor information and W9
Forms must be mailed to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Procurement
P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, S.C.29210-1398
, or may be submitted by FAX to (803) 896-7575.
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
Telephone (803) 734-0657
Visit their web-site @
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.