Enacts new GS 143-131.1 (Counties and municipalities; preference given to local bidders), authorizing counties and municipalities to give preference to the lowest responsible, responsive local bidder when contracting for construction, repair work, or the purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment with public money when the lowest local bid is not greater than 5% or $10,000, whichever is less, of the bid of the lowest responsible, responsive non-local bidder and the local bidder matches the bid of the non-local bidder.
A bidder that has paid unemployment taxes or income taxes in North Carolina and whose principal place of business is located in the county or municipality giving preference is considered a local bidder. A principal place of business is defined as the principal place from which the trade or business of the bidder is directed or managed.
Effective July 1, 2013, applying to bids received on or after that date.
Bill S 232 (2013-2014)Summary date: Mar 7 2013 - View summary