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Arizona Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Arizona Revised Statutes, §34-242. Preference is given to bidders on contracts paid for from public funds who furnish materials produced or manufactured in Arizona to construct a building or structure, or additions to or alterations of existing buildings or structures, to any political subdivision of Arizona, as long as the bid of a competing bidder is less than 5.0% lower. Bidders cannot claim a preference pursuant to both §34-242 and §34-243 and may not receive more than 5.0% total preference.

Arizona Revised Statutes, §34-243. Preference is given to bidders on contracts paid for from public funds who furnish materials supplied by a dealer who is a resident of Arizona and who paid property taxes for no fewer than the preceding two years to construct a building or structure, or additions to or alterations of existing buildings or structures, for any political subdivision of Arizona, whenever the bid of a competing bidder is less than 5.0% lower than that of the resident dealer.