Enacts new GS 143131.2 (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.
ROBESON COUNTY/LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE.
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AN ACT PROVIDING THAT COUNTIES AND CITIES SHALL, WHEN CONTRACTING FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR WORK OR FOR THE PURCHASE OF APPARATUS, SUPPLIES, MATERIALS, OR EQUIPMENT INVOLVING THE EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS, GIVE PREFERENCE TO LOCAL BIDDERS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WHEN CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.Intro. by Britt.
Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Mar 16 2017)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 Senate: Filed
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 Senate: Passed 1st Reading
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Bill S 277 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 15 2017 - View Summary
Identical to H 416, filed 3/21/17.