Art: Selection committees, Ark. Code Ann. § 13-8-206(c)(2). If all factors equivalent, preference given to works of art by Arkansas artists.
Commodities: Preference of Arkansas firms, Ark. Code Ann. § 19-11-259(B). If at least one bidder makes written claim for residency preference, preference given to resident Arkansas firm if bid not more than 5% of lowest nonresident bid. Bidder receiving preference for recycled paper may not also receive residency preference, see Ark. Code Ann. § 19-11-260.
Professional Services: Evaluation of qualifications, Ark. Code Ann. § 19-11-803. In evaluating qualifications shall consider firm’s proximity to the area in which the project is located.
Purchasing and Contracts: Priority to private industries, Ark. Code Ann. § 19-11-304. Preference given to private industries located within Arkansas and employing Arkansas taxpayers over out-of-state penal institutions employing convict labor.
Purchasing and Contracts: Multiple private industry bids, Ark. Code Ann. § 19-11-305. Preference given to Arkansas bidder if bid not more than 5% over lowest nonresident private industry bidder and not more than 15% over lowest out-of-state correctional institution bidder.