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Below is a list of current pine straw and timber sales open for bids on state-owned forest lands. It is very important for bidders to read the exact specifications for every solicitation and follow precisely the instructions included therein to be considered.

Sand Hills State Forest

SHSF-5198-ADV-PS-24

The SC Forestry Commission, Sand Hills State Forest, 16218 Hwy 1, Patrick, SC 29584 will accept sealed bids on the attached bid form until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 for the sale of approximately 1,783.3 acres of longleaf and mixed pine straw. The sale areas are in Compartment 18 and consist of 45 separate stands. The sale areas are described on the enclosed bid sheet and maps. All sale areas are in longleaf pine or mixed pine. An Orange sign indicating Stand # and Acreage will be placed at a visible location for each stand.
Bidders are encouraged to inspect the sale area to determine the volume estimates and raking conditions. Site visits may be made at any time. The SC Forestry Commission will not be responsible for areas that are overbid. Indicate on the envelope SHSF 5198 ADV PS 24. Payment in the full amount of the bid, by CERTIFIED CHECK PAYABLE TO THE SC FORESTRY COMMISSION is to be made by the successful bidder within twenty (20) calendar days of bid opening (May 13, 2024). A performance bond of $500.00 is also required before raking may begin. The successful bidders will have until August 11, 2024 (90 days) to remove the straw.

SHSF-5194-ADV-TS-24

Invitation to bid on SCFC timber at Sand Hills State Forest (SFI / ATFS Certified Timber) Bids will be opened Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 10 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence must reference bid on Forest Products Sale SHSF-5194-ADV-TS-24 and be in the format/form of: one blended price per ton for all pine products and one blended price per ton for all hardwood products. Payment in the full amount of the performance bond is to be made within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

SHSF-5190-ADV-TS-24

Invitation to bid on SCFC timber at Sand Hills State Forest (SFI / ATFS Certified Timber) Bids will be opened Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 10 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence must reference bid on Forest Products Sale SHSF-5190-ADV-TS-24 and be in the format/form of: one blended price per ton for all pine products. Payment in the full amount of the performance bond is to be made within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

SHSF-5189-ADV-TS-24

Invitation to bid on SCFC timber at Sand Hills State Forest (SFI / ATFS Certified Timber) Bids will be opened Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at 10 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence must reference bid on Forest Products Sale SHSF-5189-ADV-TS-24 and be in the format/form of: one blended price per ton for all pine products and one blended price per ton for all
hardwood products.
Payment in the full amount of the performance bond is to be made within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

SHSF 5188 ADV PS 24

The SC Forestry Commission, Sand Hills State Forest, 16218 Hwy 1, Patrick, SC 29584 will accept sealed bids on the attached bid form until 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 30, 2023, for the sale of approximately 1,187.5 acres of longleaf and mixed pinestraw. The sale areas are in Compartment 14 and 15 and consist of 35 separate stands. The sale areas are described on the enclosed bid sheet and maps. All sale areas are in longleaf pine or mixed pine. An Orange sign indicating Stand # and Acreage will be placed at a visible location for each stand.
Bidders are encouraged to inspect the sale area to determine the volume estimates and raking conditions. Site visits may be made at any time. The SC Forestry Commission will not be responsible for areas that are overbid. Indicate on the envelope SHSF 5188 ADV PS 24. Payment in the full amount of the bid, by CERTIFIED CHECK PAYABLE TO THE SC FORESTRY COMMISSION is to be made by the successful bidder within twenty (20) calendar days of bid opening (December 20, 2023). A performance bond of $500.00 is also required before raking may begin. The successful bidders will have until March 20, 2024 (90 days) to remove the straw.

SHSF-5182-ADV-TS-24

Invitation to bid on SCFC timber at Sand Hills State Forest (SFI / ATFS Certified Timber) Bids will be opened Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at 10 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence must reference bid on Forest Products Sale SHSF-5182-ADV-TS-24 and be in the format/form of: one blended price per ton for all pine products. A $15,000.00 performance bond is required at contract signing. Payment in the full amount of the performance bond is to be made within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

SHSF-5176-ADV-TS-24

Invitation to bid on SCFC timber at Sand Hills State Forest (SFI / ATFS Certified Timber) Bids will be opened Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, at 10 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence must reference bid on Forest Products Sale SHSF-5176-ADV-TS-24 and be in the format/form of: one blended price per ton for all pine products. A $15,000.00 performance bond is required at contract signing. Payment in the full amount of the performance bond is to be made within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

SHSF 5177 ADV PS 24

The SC Forestry Commission, Sand Hills State Forest, 16218 Hwy 1, Patrick, SC 29584 will accept sealed bids on the attached bid form until 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 2, 2023, for the sale of approximately 915.5 acres of longleaf and mixed pinestraw. The sale areas are in Compartment 20 and consist of 29 separate stands. The sale areas are described on the enclosed bid sheet and maps. All sale areas are in longleaf pine or mixed pine. An Orange sign indicating Stand # and Acreage will be placed at a visible location for each stand.
Bidders are encouraged to inspect the sale area to determine the volume estimates and raking conditions. Site visits may be made at any time. The SC Forestry Commission will not be responsible for areas that are overbid. Indicate on the envelope SHSF 5177 ADV PS 24. Payment in the full amount of the bid, by CERTIFIED CHECK PAYABLE TO THE SC FORESTRY COMMISSION is to be made by the successful bidder within twenty (20) calendar days of bid opening (August 22, 2023). A performance bond of $500.00 is also required before raking may begin. The successful bidders will have until November 22, 2023 (90 days) to remove the straw.


Manchester State Forest

MSF 636 ADV PS 24

The SC Forestry Commission, Manchester State Forest, 6740 Headquarters Road, Wedgefield, SC 29168 will accept sealed bids on the attached bid form until 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2024, for the sale of approximately 709 acres of longleaf pine straw.  The sale areas consist of 6 separate units.  The sale areas are described on the enclosed bid sheet and maps. Bidders are encouraged to inspect the sale area to determine the volume estimates and raking conditions. To request a digital copy of the sale map, contact Ben Melton – bmelton@scfc.gov. Site visits may be made at any time. The SC Forestry Commission will not be responsible for areas that are overbid. Indicate on the envelope MSF 636 ADV PS 24. Payment in the full amount of the bid, by CERTIFIED CHECK PAYABLE TO THE SC FORESTRY COMMISSION is to be made by the successful bidder. A separate performance bond of $500.00 is also required before raking may begin. The successful bidders will have 90 days to remove the straw.

MSF 634 ADV TS 24

Invitation to bid on SFI/ATFS-certified timber at Manchester State Forest, managed by the SC Forestry Commission. Bids will be opened Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence must reference bid on Forest Products Sale MSF 634 ADV TS 24 and in the form of a lump sum price for all forest products. Payment in the full amount of the bid is to be is to be within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

MSF 631 ADV TS 24

Invitation to bid on SFI/ATFS-certified timber at Manchester State Forest, managed by the SC Forestry Commission. Bids will be opened Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence must reference bid on Forest Products Sale MSF 631 ADV TS 24 and in the form of a lump sum price for all forest products. Payment in the full amount of the bid is to be is to be within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

MSF 632 ADV PS 24

The SC Forestry Commission, Manchester State Forest, 6740 Headquarters Road, Wedgefield, SC 29168 will accept sealed bids on the attached bid form until 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2024, for the sale of approximately 957 acres of longleaf pine straw.  The sale areas consist of 6 separate blocks.  Bidders are encouraged to inspect the sale area to determine the volume estimates and raking conditions. To request a digital copy of the sale map, contact Ben Melton – bmelton@scfc.gov. Site visits may be made at any time. The sale areas are described on the enclosed bid sheet and maps. 

MSF 630 ADV TS 24

Invitation to bid on SCFC Timber at Manchester State Forest (SFI / ATFS Certified Timber) Bids will be opened October 23, 2023, at 11 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed. All correspondence Must Reference Bid on Forest Products Sale MSF 630 ADV TS 24 and be in the format / form of: a lump sum price for all forest products.. Payment in the full amount of the performance bond and advance is to be within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.

MSF 629 ADV TS 24

Invitation to bid on SCFC Timber at Manchester State Forest (SFI / ATFS Certified Timber) Bids will be opened Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 11 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed. All correspondence Must Reference Bid on Forest Products Sale MSF 629 ADV TS 24 and be in the format / form of: a blended, per ton price for all forest products.. Payment in the full amount of the performance bond and advance is to be within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.


Harbison State Forest


Wee Tee State Forest

WTSF 15 ADV TS 24

Invitation to bid on SCFC Timber at Wee Tee State Forest (SFI/ATFS Certified Timber). Bids will open Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed. All correspondence Must Reference Bid on Forest Products Sale WTSF-15-ADV-TS-24 and be in the format / form of: a blended, per-ton price for all forest products. Payment in the full amount of the bid is to be within ten (10) days of notification of Forestry Commission approval.


Poe Creek State Forest


Niederhof Seed Orchard

NSO 22 ADV TS 24

Invitation to Bid on SCFC Timber Sale at Niederhof Forestry Center. Bids will open July 10, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Hampton SCFC Office at 2908 Walterboro Hwy, Varnville, SC 29944. Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to kterry@scfc.gov. All correspondence must reference: “Att. Kip Terry, Bid on Forest Products Sale NSO 22 ADV TS 24” and in the format/form of: a per unit price for all pine products and a per unit price for all hardwood products. Payments and weight scale tickets will be submitted weekly. Payment of the performance bond is due at the signing of the contract.


SCFC St. George Nursery



Clemson University


Department of Natural Resources

Bonneau Ferry WMA Timber Sale

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will accept sealed, per ton bids until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at SCDNR Headquarters, 1000 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC – Room 202, at which time the bids will be publicly opened. The sale area is part of and located on SCDNR’s Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area in central Berkeley County, along the Cooper River, and on the west side of the Francis Marion National Forest. The main entrance to Bonneau Ferry WMA is located off SC State Highway 402, near Cordesville, SC (33°07’17”N 79°52’26”W). The areas to be thinned/harvested are generally delineated by roads and readily recognizable features such as hardwood drains or swamps and/or distinct changes in timber type and/or age. This sale is comprised of multiple harvesting regimes over 803 total acres.

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will accept sealed, per ton bids for the sale of primarily pine pulpwood and fuel chips to be selectively thinned from approximately 32 acres of marked-to-cut longleaf and slash pine, operator-aelect thinned from approximately 329 acres of planted and natural longleaf pine, and clearcut from approximately 22 acres of planted loblolly and slash pine.

Bids should be submitted as per ton prices for pine pulpwood and fuel chips (one blended price), pine chip-n-saw, and pine sawtimber. The award of the sale will be based on the blended pine pulpwood/fuel chip price, unless there is a tie bid, in which case the chip-n-saw and sawtimber prices will be factored into the award determination.
Bids will be accepted until 11 a.m. December 20, 2023 at SCDNR Headquarters, 1000 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC in Room 202, at which time the bids will be publicly opened. Bids may be delivered to the opening; mailed to Gary Burger, Statewide Forester, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202; or e-mailed to burgerg@dnr.sc.gov. All bids should be signed by the bidder and clearly marked “Aiken Gopher Tortoise HP 2023 Timber Sale”. NO VERBAL or FAX BIDS will be ACCEPTED. Mailed bids must be received by 4:00 p.m. on December 19, 2023. SCDNR reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Read the full timber sale advertisement for additional details (linked in title above).


Department of Corrections


SC Parks, Recreation, and Tourism


Department of Transportation


U.S. Forest Service