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Idaho Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Idaho Code, §67-5718. With regard to bids for acquisition of property, preference is given to bidders having a significant Idaho economic presence when both bids and quality of property offered are the same.

Idaho Code Ann., §60-103. All printing, binding (excluding binding for state supported libraries), engraving and stationery for which the state contracts shall be executed within Idaho except as to compilations, publications or codifications of Idaho laws. However, work may be executed outside of Idaho under certain circumstances, including those in which the lowest bid proposing to execute the work within Idaho is more than 10% more than the lowest bid proposing to execute the work outside of Idaho.

Idaho Administrative Code, §38.05.01.082. To discourage tie bid, may award to an Idaho resident or an Idaho domiciled bidder.

IDAHO RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Idaho Code, §67-2349. In the letting of bids for contracts for the purchase of any materials, supplies, services, or equipment, bidders domiciled outside of Idaho are required to submit a bid the same percent less than the lowest bid submitted by an Idaho-domiciled responsible bidder as would be required for the latter to succeed in the out-of-state bidder's domiciliary state. A bidder domiciled outside of Idaho may be considered an Idaho domiciled bidder if it has a significant Idaho economic presence for one year preceding the date of the bid.

Idaho Code, §67-2348. In the letting of bids for public contracts, contractors domiciled outside of Idaho are required to submit a bid the same percent less than the lowest bid submitted by an Idaho-domiciled responsible contractor as would be required for the latter to succeed in the out-of-state contractor's domiciliary state.