About Us

The Coastal Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials became an official organization on January 1, 1978. The first meeting was held in Charleston on January 17, 1978. The name of the organization was changed to the South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials in late 1979. The association has continued to grow since its inception in 1978. Today's membership stands at over 600 members from all areas of governmental purchasing.

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Membership Benefits

Participation in SCAGPO’s numerous training programs will sharpen professional skills in the often complex and rapidly changing world of public purchasing. Contact and dialogue with colleagues through networking with other SCAGPO members is extremely beneficial to the individual, as well as to the entity he or she serves.

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Upcoming Events

2016 SMBCC Trade Show - Procurement Registration

March 02, 2016
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Medallion Center
7309 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
Venue Website

Formerly the OSMBA Trade Show

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2016 Spring Training Event

March 23, 2016
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Agape Conference Center
1624 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Venue Website

Spring Training Event

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August 21, 2016
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Gaylord National Convention Center
201 Water Front Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Venue Website

Annual Forum

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REGISTER NOW for free Webinars

Please click the link below to register for each session

Jan. 12, 2016 – Understanding Integrity/Ethics/Leading Others

Feb. 2, 2016 – Getting People to Stay

Feb. 23, 2016 – Getting Your Team on The Same Page/Understanding Other Team Members’ Personality Traits

All webinars begin at 12:00 pm. 

Login information for each will be sent upon registration. Please save the information to your calendars.