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Welcome and Thank You for Visiting the Purchasing Department. 

The primary goal of all purchasing activities at the College is to acquire goods and services for Tri-County Technical College within statutory, regulatory and procedural guidance in an efficient and effective manner at a fair and reasonable cost with timely delivery and proper performance.

As a custodian of public funds, the operating premise of the Purchasing Department is integrity and professionalism.

Forms for Construction/Renovation Projects:

Please email any questions to Matt Whitten, Purchasing Manager at

Agency Certification

Tri-County Technical College has authority to make direct procurements subject to the compliance with the Consolidated Procurement Code within the certification limits listed below:

  • Supplies and Services - $250,000 per commitment
  • Information Technology - $150,000 per commitment 
  • Construction Contract Award - $150,000 per commitment
  • Purchases exempt from State Procurement Code, purchases approved by Chief Procurement Officer or purchases made from SC State Contracts
  • All Sole Source and Emergency Procurements

SFAA Certification

The individuals listed below are authorized to sign contracts on behalf of Tri-County Technical College:

  • Dr. Galen DeHay, President
  • Cara Hamilton, Vice President, Business Affairs
  • Tracy Wactor, Controller/Director of Fiscal Affairs
  • Matt Whitten, Purchasing Manager