The state of South Carolina has historically provided one large furniture contract for furniture purchases. Over the past several months the state has worked to implement two smaller contracts. These are referred to as the Educational Furniture contract and the Office Furniture contract.
One of the biggest changes is who we will pay going forward. At this point in time, payments will be issued to either the contract manufacturer or the contract dealer depending on the contract being utilized.
When utilizing the Educational Furniture contract, starting August 1 2018, invoices will be paid directly to contract manufacturers only. Dealers may continue to quote, install, negotiate products on the manufacturer’s behalf.
It is anticipated the Office Furniture contract will operate the same way when it is awarded, however, this contract is not in place at this time and an emergency contract is in place where we are still allowed to receive invoices and pay directly to contract dealers.
For questions regarding your furniture purchase or these contract changes, contact April Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-656-1773.
Education Furniture Contract - Through July 31, 2018
Education Furniture Contract - Beginning August 1, 2018
The state of South Carolina has contracted with multiple vendors to provide a variety of furniture options for State Agencies, State Colleges and Universities, Counties and Local Political Subdivisions including cities, counties, school districts, special purpose districts and other local government entities.
A minimum discount from the Manufacturer’s List Price of 50% for standard delivery is provided within this contract. The State requires a warranty period for all furniture purchases under this contract. Warranties vary from contract to contract depending on the product’s intended use and the inherent nature of the materials used. In most cases the warranty will be 10 years to Lifetime from date of acceptance of the product although coverage period exceptions have been accepted by the State on certain products and product components, i.e. moving parts, fabric, mesh, high use, extreme conditions, etc. Regardless, if faults develop with a product or component during the coverage period, they shall be repaired or replaced without any cost, including transportation and installation, to the State customer.
Users may purchase from an authorized dealer. Purchasing directly from the manufacturer is not allowed.
Users should verify that the proper discounts have been applied to their invoice prior to payment.
Use buyWays to order furniture. The furniture contract can be reviewed in buyWays or on the State Procurement Site.