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Connecticut (CT)
 
 
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Resident Bidder Definition

Effective October 1, 2009 
 
(a) For the purposes of this section, "nonresident bidder" means a business that is not a resident of Connecticut that submits a bid in response to an invitation to bid by a Connecticut state contracting agency.  "Resident bidder" means a business that submits a bid in response to an invitation to bid by a Connecticut state contracting agency and that has paid unemployment taxes or income taxes in this state during the twelve calendar months immediately preceding submission of such bid, has a business address in the state and has affirmatively claimed such status in the bid submission. "Contract" means "contract" as defined in section 4-e1 of the 2008 supplement to the Connecticut general statutes and "state contracting agency" means "state contracting agency", as defined in section 4e-1 of the 2008 supplement to the Connecticut general statutes.

% of Reciprocity

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of law, in the award of a contract, after the original bids have been received and an original lowest responsible qualified bid is identified, a Connecticut state contracting agency shall add a percent increase to the original bid of a nonresident bidder equal to the percent, if any, of the preference given to such nonresident bidder in the state in which such nonresident bidder resides.  If, after application of such percent increase, the bidder that submits the lowest responsible qualified bid is a resident bidder, the state contracting agency shall award such contract to such resident bidder provided such resident bidder agrees, in writing, to meet the original lowest responsible qualified bid.  Any such agreement by such resident bidder to meet the original lowest responsible qualified bid shall be made not later than seventy-two hours after such resident bidder receives notice from such state contracting agency that such resident bidder may be awarded such contract if such resident bidder agrees to meet the original lowest responsible qualified bid.

Preference List

(c) Not later than January 1, 2009, and each January thereafter, the Connecticut State Contracting Standards Board shall publish a list of states that give preference to in-state bidders with the percent increase applied in each state.  This list will be made available to all in-state contracting agencies and may be relied upon by such agencies in determining the lowest responsible bidder.