Purchasing for the City of Hartsville is administered by the Finance Department. Any questions regarding the City’s purchasing policy may be directed to the City’s Finance Department.
Local Vendor Preference
The City of Hartsville seeks to use local vendors whenever possible, reinvesting funds back into the local economy and the businesses which pay taxes and fees here. Businesses must apply for certification as a local vendor for consideration under the local vendor preference ordinance.
For bid evaluations, amounts are considered as follows:
- Eligible City of Hartsville businesses receive 7 percent reductions up to $10,000.
- Eligible Darlington County businesses outside the City of Hartsville receive 5 percent reductions up to $8,000.
- Eligible businesses in the counties of Lee, Chesterfield, Florence Kershaw, Sumter, Marion, Dillon and Marlboro receive 3 percent reductions up to $4,000.
- Eligible South Carolina businesses which do not qualify for one of the higher percentages receive 2 percent reductions up to $2,500.
In some cases, the City requires documentation by bidders that attempts are made to use local subcontractors.