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Reciprocal Preference Law
Florida (FL)
 
Preference
Conditions                                                                                                        
Florida Statutes Title XIX (Public Business)  
Chapter 287,
Section 287.084 
Reciprocal law applies to political subdivisions for purchases of personal property. 
 
When an agency, county, municipality, school district, or other political subdivision of the state is required to make purchases of personal property through competitive solicitation, if the vendor whose principal place of business is in a state that grants a preference to their own vendors, Florida will require a preference that is equal to the preference of the state of the out-of-state bidder. 
 
If a solicitation provides for the granting of such preferences, any vendor whose principal place of business is outside the State of Florida must accompany any written bid, proposal, or reply documents with a written opinion of an attorney-at-law as to the preferences granted by the law of the bidder's state. 
 
For details, please contact: 1-850-488-8403.