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Oklahoma Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 19, §788. When quality and prices equal, preference is given in contracts for county hospital construction work, alteration, additions, and repairs to materials produced in Oklahoma and to construction contractors domiciled, having and maintaining offices in and being citizen taxpayers of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 61, §9. In construction or repair of state institutions pursuant to Section 31 of Article X of the State Constitution, contracts must contain a provision requiring employment of Oklahoma labor and use of Oklahoma materials if available and if the quality meets the standards available from outside Oklahoma and can be procured at no greater expense than the same quality of labor or material from outside Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 61, §10. In the construction or repair of institutions pursuant to Section 33 of Article X of the State Constitution, contracts must contain a provision requiring employment of Oklahoma labor and use of Oklahoma materials if available and if the quality meets the standards available from outside Oklahoma and can be procured at no greater expense than the same quality of labor or material from outside Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 74, §85.44D. The State Purchasing Division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall give preference to suppliers of wood products made from or products manufactured utilizing materials from trees harvested in Oklahoma if the price for the products and materials is not substantially higher than the price for other wood products and materials and the quality and grade requirements are otherwise comparable.

OKLAHOMA RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 61, §14. To be successful, contractors domiciled outside Oklahoma are required to submit a bid the same percent less than the lowest bid submitted by a responsible contractor domiciled in Oklahoma as would be required for such Oklahoma domiciled contractor to succeed over the nonresident bidder in the nonresident bidder's state.

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 74, §85.17A. State agencies shall reciprocate the bidding preference given by other states for acquisitions pursuant to The Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act.