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Utah Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Utah Administrative Code, R33-6-111. In the event of tie bids, contracts are awarded to procurement items offered by Utah resident bidders.

UTAH RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Utah Code, §63G-6a-1002. A reciprocal preference is given to bidders offering items produced, manufactured, mined, grown, or performed in Utah over those bidders offering such items from any state that gives or requires a preference to such items from that state. The amount of the preference is equal to the amount of the preference applied by the other state for the procured item.

Utah Code Ann., §63G-6a-1003. When awarding contracts for construction, a resident contractor is granted a reciprocal preference over a nonresident contractor from a state that gives or requires a preference to contractors from that state. The amount of the preference is equal to the amount of the preference applied by the other state.