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Virginia Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Virginia Code, §2.2-4324. In the case of a tie bid, preference is given to goods produced in Virginia and goods or services or construction provided by Virginia persons, firms or corporations. A Virginia person, firm, or corporation is a resident of Virginia if organized pursuant to Virginia law or maintains a principal place of business within Virginia.

Virginia Code, §2.2-4325. In determining the award of any contract for coal to be purchased for use in state facilities with state funds, award shall be to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder offering coal mined in Virginia so long as the bid price is not more than four percent greater than the low responsive and responsible bidder offering coal mined elsewhere.

Virginia Code, §2.2-4328. The governing body of a county, city or town may, in the case of a tie bid, give preference to goods, services and construction produced locally or provided by persons, firms, or corporations with a principal place of business in the locality.

VIRGINIA RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

Virginia Code, §2.2-4324. When the lowest responsive and responsible bidder is a resident of a state other than Virginia that allows a resident contractor a percentage preference, a like preference shall be allowed to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that is a resident of Virginia and is the next lowest bidder. When the lowest responsive and responsible bidder is a resident of a state other than Virginia that allows a resident contractor a price-matching preference, a like preference shall be allowed to responsive and responsible bidders that are residents of Virginia. If the lowest bidder is a resident contractor from a state with an absolute preference, the bid will not be considered. A Virginia person, firm, or corporation is a resident of Virginia if organized pursuant to Virginia law or maintains a principal place of business within Virginia.