The Supreme Court of South Carolina
DANIEL E. SHEAROUSE
CLERK OF COURT
CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK
POST OFFICE BOX 11330
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 29211
TELEPHONE: (803) 734-1080
FAX: (803) 734-1499
April 26, 2017
The State of South Carolina, through the Committee established under S.C. Code Ann. § 14-3-820 (2017), is soliciting proposals to publish the South Carolina Reports for a five (5) year term beginning July 1, 2017. The South Carolina Reports is the official publication of the opinions of the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
The South Carolina Reports is published on a periodic basis averaging four to six volumes per year with each volume containing approximately 650 pages. Additionally, Advance Sheets are published every four weeks. The State currently purchases approximately 160 copies of each volume. Proposals should specify a per book price for the copies purchased by the State. The quoted price should include the Advance Sheets and delivery to Columbia, South Carolina. The publisher may market additional volumes to attorneys and the general public.
For a sample of the style and format to be used, see Volume 417 of the South Carolina Reports. The successful publisher must either obtain a copyright waiver from Thomson Reuters (the current publisher) to continue to include the West headnotes, or include in the proposal a detailed description of how it proposes to prepare headnotes for each case in the Reports which are comparable in functionality to those contained in the current Reports.
Proposals should be submitted in writing on or before May 25, 2017. Proposals and any questions should be directed to the Clerk of the Supreme Court of South Carolina at the above address. The Committee reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.