North Dakota Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

North Dakota Century Code, §48-05-02.1. When purchasing coal for heating purposes, state agencies, political subdivisions, and public schools shall give preference to bidders supplying coal mined in North Dakota if it will provide the same British thermal units of heating value for an equivalent or lower total bid price than coal mined elsewhere and delivered.

North Dakota Century Code, §46-02-15. Where practicable, all state, county, and other political subdivision public printing, binding, and blank book manufacturing, blanks, and other printed stationery must be awarded to a resident North Dakota bidder (one who, pursuant to North Dakota Century Code, §44-08-02, has maintained a bona fide place of business in North Dakota for at least one year prior to the date of the contract award).


North Dakota Century Code, §44-08-01. In purchasing goods, merchandise, supplies, or equipment of any kind, or contracting to build or repair any building, structure, road, or other real property, the office of management and budget, any other state entity, and the governing body of any political subdivision shall give preference to bidders, sellers, or contractors resident in North Dakota equal to the preference given or required by the state of a nonresident bidder, seller, or contractor. When accepting bids for the provision of professional services, including research and consulting services, a state entity shall give preference to North Dakota bidders equal to the preference given or required by the state of a nonresident bidder.

North Dakota Administrative Code, §4-12-11-02. Preference given to North Dakota bidders must be equal to the preference given or required by a nonresident bidder's state in accordance with North Dakota Century Code, §44-08-01.