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Procurement Overview

As defined by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP), PROCUREMENT is defined as the “purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any supplies, services, or construction; includes all functions that pertain to the acquisition, including description of requirements, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration.”  Procurement includes the “combined functions of purchasing, inventory control, traffic and transportation, receiving, inspection, storekeeping, salvage and disposal operations.”

In general, all expenses of the University, regardless of the budgetary source, are considered part of the procurement process and are subject to the provisions of the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code and Coastal Carolina University policies and procedures.