Vendor Guide or Registration Website:
Does state charge a vendor registration fee?
- Yes, $50 annually
Vendors must define commodities by using:
- NIGP Commodity Code
Centralized procurement office handles:
- Non-technology goods
- Higher Education Purchasing
Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:
- Tie-bid preference for in-state bidders
- Reciprocal preference
- Preference for products grown or produced in the state
State entities/agencies which are exempt by law from purchasing through the purchasing office and are authorized to buy most of their requirements:
- Judicial Branch/Courts
- Legislative Branch
Steven Berg is the director of the Office of Procurement Management for the State of South Dakota. He currently oversees the State of South Dakota’s centralized procurement office, which is the entity responsible for procurement of all supplies, materials and equipment required by state agencies and institutions.
Steven has 20 years of procurement experience in federal and state government. Immediately after graduating from high school, Steven joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a contracting officer for 11 years. During his tenure with the Air Force, he performed various contracting and procurement-related duties while stationed in countries such as Italy, Hungary, Germany, Egypt and Guam.
Steven is an active member of the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) and National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO).