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Reciprocal Preference Law
Minnesota (MN)
 
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A.     RESIDENT BIDDER PREFERENCE (Effective August 1, 2014)
 Statutes 

Acquisitions of : Goods,                          General Services,     Building Construction,     and Utilities

Minn. Stat. Ann. § 16C.06, subd. 10

Provides that state’s purchasing preferences are not cumulative.   

Designation of Procurements from Small Businesses

 

Minn. Stat. Ann. § 16C.16  

For specified goods or services, may award up to 6% preference to targeted group small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses, and may award up to 6% (and up to 4% for construction bids) to small businesses located in economically disadvantaged area.  “Small business” is limited to those with their principal place of business in Minnesota.  

Purchase and Use of Paper Stock; Printing

 

Minn. Stat. Ann. § 16C.073, subd 2

Whenever practicable, public entities shall purchase paper which has been made on a paper machine located in Minnesota.

Specified Service Providers

 

Minn. Stat. Ann. § 16C.155, subd 1

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development certified providers and Minnesota Department of Human Services licensed providers responding to a solicitation for janitorial services, document imaging services, document shredding services, and mailing, collating, and sorting services are eligible for a 6% preference.

All-terrain Vehicles

 

Minn. Stat. § 84.025, subd. 10

All all-terrain vehicles purchased by the commissioner of natural resources must be manufactured in the state of Minnesota.

Solar Photovoltaic Modules

 

Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 85, Article 6, Section 11

No solar photovoltaic module may be installed that is financed directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, with money appropriated in this act, unless the solar photovoltaic module is made in Minnesota as defined in Minn. Stat. § 16B.323, subd. 1, paragraph (b).

 Regulations:

Tied Bids

Minn. R. Ann. 1230.0900, subp. 2

Minnesota company is given a preference if its bid is tied with an out-of-state company.

Small Business

Minn. R. 1230.1810

Preference Procurements from Socially Disadvantaged Small Businesses:

For commodities and services, certified targeted group small businesses are awarded up to a 6% preference.
 

Small Business

Minn. R. 1230.1830

Preference Procurements from Economically Disadvantaged Small Businesses: 

For commodities and services, certified targeted group small businesses are awarded up to a 6% preference.
 
B.     RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE
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Acquisitions of: Goods,                          General Services,      Building Construction,     and Utilities

Minn. Stat. Ann. § 16C.06, subd. 7

Application of reciprocal preference.  The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state of the nonresident vendor.