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Tennessee Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Tennessee Code, §12-3-1108. Preference is given in state purchasing of meat or meat by-products to meat producers located within Tennessee as long as terms, conditions, and quality are equal.

Tennessee Code, §12-3-1109. Preference is given in school purchasing of meat or meat by-products to meat producers located within Tennessee as long as terms, conditions and quality are equal.

Tennessee Code, §12-3-1113. Preference is given to goods, including agricultural goods, produced or grown in Tennessee or offered by Tennessee respondents. Goods produced in Tennessee are given equal preference if cost and quality are equal and, if cost and quality are equal, agricultural products grown in Tennessee are given first preference and agricultural products offered by Tennessee respondents are given second preference. Preference is given to Tennessee vegetation when making purchases for landscaping purposes, when cost and quality are equal. Preference is given to services offered by a Tennessee respondent if the services meet state requirements and expected quality and the cost does not exceed the cost of other similar services of similar quality that are not offered by a Tennessee respondent.

Tennessee Code, §12-3-1110. Preference is given in public purchasing to coal mined in Tennessee if such coal is available at a delivered price which is equal to or less than coal mined outside Tennessee.

Tennessee Code, §12-3-1111. Preference is given in public purchasing to natural gas produced from wells located in Tennessee if such gas is available at a price which is equal to or less than gas produced from wells outside Tennessee, with transportation costs taken into account.