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Wyoming Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

Wyoming Statutes, §16-6-803. Preference is given to Wyoming artists in acquisition of art for placement within public buildings.

Wyoming Statutes, §16-6-301. When contracts are let for public printing, except for compilation, codification, revision, or digest of the statutes or case law of Wyoming, they shall be let to the responsible resident making the lowest bid if the bid is not more than 10% higher than that of the lowest responsible nonresident bidder. "Resident" means any person or business entity who has been a bona fide resident of Wyoming as defined in Wyoming Statutes, §16-6-101(a)(i) for one year or more immediately prior to bidding and who has an established printing plant in actual operation in Wyoming immediately prior to bidding.

Wyoming Statutes, §16-6-102. If a contract is let for construction, major maintenance, or renovation of any public building or other public structure or for making any addition thereto or for any public work or improvements, the contract shall be let, if advertisement for bids is required, to the responsible certified resident making the lowest bid if it is not more than 5.0% higher than that of the lowest responsible nonresident bidder.

Wyoming Statutes, §16-6-104. Wyoming made materials and products, and Wyoming suppliers of products and materials of equal quality and desirability have preference over materials or products produced or supplied outside Wyoming. The preference shall be applied in the same manner as the preference in Wyoming Statutes, §16-6-102.

Wyoming Statutes, §16-6-105. As long as quality is equal, Preference by a differential not to exceed 5.0% shall be given in all purchases for supplies, material, agricultural products, equipment, machinery and provisions to be used in the construction, major maintenance and renovation of institutions, supplies, materials, agricultural products, equipment, machinery and provisions produced, manufactured, or grown in Wyoming, and supplies, materials, agricultural products, equipment, machinery, and provisions supplied by a resident of Wyoming, competent and capable to provide service for the supplies, materials, agricultural products, equipment, machinery, and provisions within the state of Wyoming.

This agency hereby certifies that this notice has been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be within the agency's authority to publish.