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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:

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.