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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Revised November 1, 2013
WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Resident Bidder Preference

Purchasing: Preference for resident vendors, West Virginia Code Ann., §5A-3-37. For purchase of commodities or printing:

  • (1) 2.5% preference for resident vendor who has resided in West Virginia continuously for 4 years immediately preceding bid; 2.5% preference for partnership, association or corporation resident vendor which has maintained its headquarters or principal place of business within West Virginia continuously for 4 years immediately preceding bid; 2.5% preference for corporation nonresident vendor which has an affiliate or subsidiary which employs a minimum of 100 state residents and which has maintained its headquarters or principal place of business within West Virginia continuously for 4 years immediately preceding the date of bid.
  • (2) 2.5% preference for resident vendor if on average at least 75% of employees working on project are residents of West Virginia who have resided in state continuously for 2 years immediately preceding bid.
  • (3) 2.5% preference for nonresident vendor which has an affiliate or subsidiary which maintains its headquarters or principle place of business within West Virginia and which employs a minimum of 100 state residents if on average at least 75% of employees working on project are residents of West Virginia who have resided in state continuously for 2 years immediately preceding bid.
  • (4) 5% preference for vendor meeting requirements of subsections (1) and (2) or (1) and (3).
  • (5) 3.5% preference for resident vendor who is veteran residing in West Virginia continuously for 4 years immediately preceding date of bid.
  • (6) 3.5% preference for resident vendor who is veteran if on average at least 75% of employees working on project are residents of West Virginia who have resided in state continuously for 2 years immediately preceding bid.

Local Educational Agencies: Purchasing Policies and Procedures Manual for Local Educational Agencies; Resident Vendor Preference, West Virginia Code R., §126-202-17. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) may establish by local board policy procedures for granting preference to resident vendors for purchase of commodities and printing. Vendor preference cannot exceed 5.0% of lowest bid.

Preferences: Commodities and printing, West Virginia Code R., §110-12C-4. For commodities and printing required to be procured through competitive bids, a 2.5% preference is provided for a resident vendor or partnership, association or corporation residing in or maintaining its principal place of business in West Virginia continuously for 4 years immediately preceding date of bid. A 5.0% preference is available for vendor satisfying above criteria and certifying that on average at least 60% of the bidder's employees have been residents of West Virginia continuously for 2 years immediately preceding submission of bid.

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