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Maine Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, §1301. Preference is given to workmen and bidders who are residents of Maine for contracts for constructing, altering, repairing, furnishing or equipping buildings or public works if the bids are equally favorable with bids submitted by non-resident contractors.

Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, §1825-B. Tie bids are awarded to Maine bidders or to bidders offering commodities produced or manufactured in Maine if price, quality, availability, and other factors are equal.

MAINE RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, §1825-B. In determining the best-value bidder, a percent increase is added to the bid of a nonresident bidder equal to the percent of preference given to that bidder in its resident state.