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Nebraska Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Nebraska Revised Statutes, §82-323. The Nebraska Arts Council shall give preference to regional artists in selection and commissioning of artists.

Nebraska Revised Statutes, §73-107. If all other factors are equal, a Nebraska resident disabled veteran or a business located in a designated enterprise zone shall be allowed a preference over any other resident or nonresident bidder.

9 Nebraska Administrative Code, §4-003. Nebraska vendors are given preference in tie bids.

NEBRASKA RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Nebraska Revised Statutes, §73-101.01. Unless the preference would result in federal funds being withheld, when awarding a public contract to the lowest responsible bidder, a resident bidder is given a preference over a nonresident bidder from a state that provides a resident bidder preference. The preference must be equal to that of the nonresident's state. A "resident bidder" is any person, partnership, domestic or foreign limited liability company, association or domestic or foreign corporation authorized to do business in Nebraska and that has met the residency requirement of the nonresident bidder's state required to receive that state's preference or has a bona fide establishment for doing business in Nebraska for the length of time necessary in the nonresident bidder's state to receive that state's preference.

9 Nebraska Administrative Code, §4-003. A resident bidder is allowed a preference against a nonresident bidder equal to the preference given or required by the nonresident bidder's state. A "resident bidder" is any person, partnership, domestic or foreign limited liability company, association or domestic or foreign corporation authorized to do business in Nebraska and that has met the residency requirement of the nonresident bidder's state required to receive that state's preference or has a bona fide establishment for doing business in Nebraska for the length of time necessary in the nonresident bidder’s state to receive that state's preference.