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Reciprocal Preference Information
Washington DC
 
Preference          
Conditions                                                                                                                  
District  Code: 
§ 2-218.43   

 
Bid and proposal preferences

(a)  In evaluating bids or proposals, agencies shall award preferences as follows: 
 
      1.  In the case of proposals, points shall be granted as follows:
A.  Three points for a small business enterprise;
B.  Five points for a resident-owned business;
C.  Five points for a longtime resident business;
D.  Two points for a local business enterprise;
E.  Two points for a local business enterprise with its principal office  located in an enterprise zone;
F.  Two points for a disadvantaged business enterprise;
G.  Two points for a veteran-owned business enterprise;
H.  Two points for a local manufacturing business enterprise.
2.  In the case of bids, a percentage reduction in price shall be granted as follows:
A.  3%  for a small business enterprise;
B.  5%  for a resident-owned business;
C. 10% for a longtime resident business;
D.  2%  for a local business enterprise;
E.  2%  for a local business enterprise with its principal office located in an enterprise zone;
F.  2%  for a disadvantaged business enterprise
Certified Business Enterprise
  (b)  A certified business enterprise shall be entitled to any or all of the preferences provided in this section, but in no case shall a certified business enterprise be entitled to a preference of more than 12 points or a reduction in price of more than 12 percent.