Adds new subsection (a1) to GS 143-59 (concerning preference given to North Carolina products and citizens in state contracts) to require the Secretary of Administration and any state agency that purchases foodstuffs or other products to give preference to the lowest responsible, responsive resident bidder, provided (1) that bidder’s bid is not more than 5% or $10,000 (whichever is less) of the bid of the nonresident bidder, and (2) the bidder matches the nonresident’s bid. Enacts a corresponding subsection (b1) to GS 143-129, requiring local governments to award contracts for apparatus, supplies, materials or equipment based on the price-match preference for residents. Makes conforming changes. Applies to bids received on or after July 1, 2012.
Appropriates $5 million for 2012-13 from the General Fund to the Department of Commerce to provide grants to small businesses that (1) manufacture goods grown, produced or manufactured for exportation, and (2) meet specified requirements concerning wages, health insurance, environmental impact, and safety and health programs. Effective July 1, 2012.
Bill Summaries: S931 (2011-2012 Session)
Bill S 931 (2011-2012)Summary date: May 29 2012 - View summary