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Missouri Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Missouri Revised Statutes, §34.070. Preference must be given to commodities and tangible personal property manufactured, mined, produced, processed, or grown in Missouri and to all firms, corporations, or individuals doing business as Missouri firms, corporations or individuals, when quality is equal or better and delivered price is the same or less. Such preference may also be given when competing bids, in their entirety, are comparable.

Missouri Revised Statutes, §34.073. In letting contracts for the performance of any job or service, preference must be given to all firms, corporations, or individuals doing business as Missouri firms, corporations or individuals, or that maintain Missouri offices or places of business when quality is equal to or better and price quoted is the same or less. Such preference may also be given when competing bids, in their entirety, are comparable. The commissioner of administration must give further preference pursuant to §34.076.

Missouri Revised Statutes, §34.074. In letting contracts for the performance of any job or service, all state agencies and political subdivisions shall give a three-point bonus preference to service-disabled veteran businesses doing business as Missouri firms, corporations, or individuals, or which maintain Missouri offices or places of business.

Missouri Revised Statutes, §34.080. Institutions in Missouri supported in whole or part by public funds (excluding municipal corporations, political subdivisions, or public schools) that are required to purchase coal for fuel must purchase and use coal mined in Missouri or an adjoining state if the cost is not greater than the cost of coal mined elsewhere, including the cost of transportation.

Missouri Revised Statutes, §50.780. Preference may be given to merchants and dealers within the county may be given by county commissioners, provided the price is not above that offered elsewhere.

Missouri Code of State Regulations, Title 6, §250-3.020. In the construction and repair of buildings and the making of purchases, preference is given by the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri to firms, corporations, or individuals doing business as Missouri firms, corporations, or individuals. Preference is also given by the Board to any commodities, products, materials, supplies, provisions, and other articles produced, manufactured, mined or grown in Missouri and to services when of suitable quality, with a requirement that quality and fitness or articles always be considered in determining the right to the preference; however, if not found in marketable quantities in Missouri, preference need not be given to Missouri products, materials, supplies, provisions, commodities, and other articles. Preference is also given by the Board to products of the mines, forests, and quarries of Missouri, and all materials, commodities, products, supplies, provisions, and other articles produced, manufactured, mined, or grown in Missouri when they can be secured without additional cost over foreign products or the products of other states. Corporations not incorporated under the laws of Missouri, firms whose members are not residents of Missouri, and individuals who are not residents of Missouri who have and maintain a regular place of business in Missouri for the transaction of their business are deemed as doing business as Missouri firms, corporations, or individuals in consideration of bids for the University of Missouri.

MISSOURI RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Missouri Revised Statutes, §34.076. In letting for bid any contract to a contractor for any public works or product, a contractor or bidder domiciled outside Missouri is required, to be successful, to bid the same percent less than the lowest bid submitted by a contractor or bidder domiciled in Missouri as would be required for the Missouri-domiciled contractor or bidder to succeed over the contractor or bidder domiciled outside Missouri in that contractor's or bidder's state.