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Delaware (DE)


Public Works

29 Del. C. §6962 (4) b.     (Delaware Code)  
In the construction of all public works for the State or any political subdivision thereof or by firms contracting with the State or any political subdivision thereof, preference in employment of laborers, workers or mechanics shall be given to bona fide legal citizens of the State who have established citizenship by residence of at least 90 days in the State.


In accordance with Delaware Code, Chapter 96, State Use Law, certain State contracts are awarded as internal contracts as authorized by the State Use Commission (which rests under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Social Services).  Therefore, these contracts are not part of the normal bid process.