The Procurement Department may purchase goods, services, and supplies through the use of IFBs (Invitation for Bids), RFQs (Request for Quotes), RFPs (Request for Proposals), Intergovernmental “Piggyback” contracts, and other methods as permitted by law. The Department handles terms, contracts, price negotiating, and delivery of goods and services for the CHA. 

Mission and Goals: 

The Procurement/Contracts Management Department of the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston (CHA) is committed to the development of procurement policies and procedures and administration of the Housing Authority City of Charleston’s Procurement Policy that provides for the fair and equitable treatment of all persons or firms involved in purchasing by the CHA; assure that goods, supplies, services and construction are procured efficiently, effectively, and at prices most favorable to the CHA; promote full and open competition in contracting; provide safeguards in maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity; and assure that CHA purchases are in full compliance with applicable Federal standards, HUD regulations, and State and local laws. 

We are committed to delivering and promoting excellence in customer service and vendor relations. 

How to Do Business with the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston:

Become a Vendor or Contractor Now!: Contractor/Vendor Registration Form (PDF)

New vendors, please complete and return a Vendor Information Form. For additional information, you may also download our CHA Brochure (PDF), Doing Business With CHA. Please visit our Solicitations page for current opportunities, along with guidelines, forms, and general documentation related to doing business with CHA. 

Procurement/Contracts Manager:

Priscilla M. Waring
550 Meeting Street, Room 232
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 720-5345
Fax Number: (843) 973-3481
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
                                       Friday – 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon

Our Policies:

• The Housing Authority City of Charleston’s Procurement Policy Procurement Policy (Revised May 27, 2021)

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Purchase Order Terms and Conditions