Washington Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Washington Revised Code, §43.19.748. All printing, binding, and stationery work done for any state agency, county, city, town, port district, or school district in Washington shall be done within Washington, except the officers of any such public corporation may have the work done outside Washington if: such work cannot be executed in Washington, the lowest charge for which such work can be procured exceeds the charge usually and customarily made to private individuals and corporations for work of similar character and quality, or all bids for the work or any part thereof are excessive and not reasonably competitive.


Washington Revised Code, §39.26.260. When appropriate, Washington is to exercise reciprocity with states having in-state preferences.

Washington Administrative Code, §200-300-075. Considering only the business address from which a bid was submitted, when evaluating bids for award, purchasing agencies are to add the appropriate percentage increase to each bid bearing the address from a state with an in-state preference rather than subtracting a like amount from Washington bidders.