House amendments make the following changes to the 2nd edition:
Amendment #1 amends the long title. Amends proposed GS 143-131.2, amending the caption to read Preference for local businesses and local residents, and deleting subsection (a), requiring the award of public contracts to the local bidders under certain conditions. Preserves the remainder of the proposed statute.
Amendment #2 extends the scope of this act to also include Franklin and Nash counties, and the municipalities within them.
Amendment #3 amends Amendment #1, providing an exception to the requirements of proposed GS 143-131.2for contracts with the Department of Transportation.
Bill Summaries: all (2017-2018 Session)
Summary date: Apr 26 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Apr 24 2017 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Extends the scope of the act so that it applies to Columbus County and the municipalities within the county, as well as to Robeson County and the municipalities in Robeson County.
Summary date: Mar 21 2017 - View summary
Identical to S 277, filed 3/15/17.
Enacts new GS 143-131.2 (Local contract preference), which applies only to Robeson County and the cities within the County.
Authorizes Robeson County and its municipalities, when contracting for construction or repair work or for the purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment involving the expenditure of public funds, to award public contracts to local contractors when the local contractor's bid is within 5% or $10,000, whichever is lower, of the lowest responsible, responsive nonlocal bid, and the local bid matches the lowest responsible, responsive nonlocal bid. Requires contractors who win public contracts to give preference to local businesses and residents in purchasing, subcontracting, and employment on the contract, and directs contractors to submit Community Preference Plans, which define the steps the contractor is taking to give preference to local businesses and residents.