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South Dakota Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

South Dakota Codified Laws, §5-18A-25. If all things are equal, preference is given to a resident business if the low bid was submitted by a nonresident business, to a resident manufacturer if the low bid was submitted by a nonresident manufacturer, to a resident business whose principal place of business is in South Dakota if the low bid was submitted by a resident business whose principal place of business is not in South Dakota, and to a nonresident business providing or utilizing supplies or services found in South Dakota if the low bid was submitted by a nonresident business not providing or utilizing supplies or services found in South Dakota. In computing price, the cost of transportation, if any, including delivery, is considered.