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Reciprocal Preference Law
Michigan (MI)

Michigan Preference


A preference is given to products manufactured or services offered by Michigan-based firms if all other things are equal and if not inconsistent with federal statute.  (See MCL 18.1261) 



STATE PRINTING LAW, Public Act 153 of 1937 (MCL 24.62)
All printing for the State of Michigan, except that which is printed for primary school districts, local government units and legal publications for elective state officers, must be printed in Michigan.  

Reciprocal Preference


A reciprocal preference to a Michigan business against an out-of-state business is allowed for purchases exceeding $100,000 and if not inconsistent with federal statutes.  Under this provision, a Michigan bidder is preferred in the same manner in which the out-of-state bidder would be preferred in its home state.  To claim this preference a bidder must certify to being a Michigan business and must authorize the Department of Treasury to release information necessary to verify the entitlement.  A business that purposefully or willfully submits a false certification is guilty of a felony, punishable by a fine of not less than $25,000.  (See MCL 18.1268)