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Georgia Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Georgia Code, §8-5-5. In purchases, leases, or commissioning of works of art in state buildings, preference may be given to artists who are Georgia residents.

Georgia Code, §50-5-60. When contracting for or purchasing supplies, materials, equipment, or agricultural products, excluding beverages for immediate consumption, preference is given as far as may be reasonable and practicable to such supplies, materials, equipment, and agricultural products as may be manufactured or produced in Georgia, but the preference shall not sacrifice quality. In determining the reasonableness of such preference where the value of such a contract exceeds $100,000, consideration shall be given to information submitted by the bidder which may include the bidder's estimate of the multiplier effect on gross state domestic product and the effect on public revenues of the state and the effect on public revenues of political subdivisions resulting from acceptance of a bid or offer to sell Georgia manufactured or produced goods as opposed to out-of-state manufactured or produced goods.

Georgia Code, §50-5-60.4. Entities responsible for public land maintenance must give preference to the use of compost and mulch in all road building, land maintenance, and land development activities. Preference is given to compost and mulch made in the State of Georgia from organics which are source separated from the state's nonhazardous solid waste stream.

Georgia Code, §50-5-61. State and local authorities shall give preference in purchasing and contracting, as far as may be reasonable and practicable, to supplies, materials, equipment, and agricultural products, excluding beverages for immediate consumption, manufactured or produced in Georgia, but the preference shall not sacrifice quality. In determining the reasonableness of such preference where the value of such a contract exceeds $100,000, consideration shall be given to information submitted by the bidder which may include the bidder's estimate of the multiplier effect on gross state domestic product and the effect on public revenues of the state and the effect on public revenues of political subdivisions resulting from acceptance of a bid or offer to sell Georgia manufactured or produced goods as opposed to out-of-state manufactured or produced goods.

Georgia Code, §50-5-63. Contracts for the publicly funded construction of, addition to, or repair of any facility shall not be let unless the contract contains a stipulation providing that the contractor or any subcontractor shall use exclusively Georgia forest products when forest products are to be used if Georgia forest products are available.

GEORGIA RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Georgia Code, §50-5-60. Resident Georgia vendors are to be granted the same preference over vendors resident in another state in the same manner, on the same basis, and to the same extent that preference is granted in awarding bids for the same goods or services by such other state, or by any local government of such state, to vendors resident therein over resident Georgia vendors.