Objectives and Intended Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand policies around Local Bidder Preference
- Describe the pros and cons of Local Bidder Preference
Intended for public procurement professionals involved in the competitive, best value solicitation process.
This self-paced course provides an overview of Local Bidder Preference. Local Bidder Preference is a decision by the government to direct purchases to certain companies based on location.
When accepting bids for projects, a percentage increase is added to out-of-town bidders bid prices, to give local bidders an advantage in the bidding process. Although local vendor preferences are thought to stimulate local economies, they often do not work as intended.