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Reciprocal Preference Law
Maine (ME)
 
Preference
Conditions  

Tie Bids  

 
Title 5 M.R.S.A   Statute 1825-B (8)
 
The Director of the Bureau of General services shall award contracts or purchases to
in-state bidders or to bidders offering commodities produced or manufactured in the
State if the price, quality, availability and other factors are equivalent.
 

Best-Value Bidder

 
Title 5 M.R.S.A   Statute 1825-B (9)
 
In determining the best-value bidder, the Director of the Bureau of General Services or any department or agency of the State shall, for the purpose of awarding a contract, add a percent increase on the bid of a nonresident bidder equal to the percent, if any, of the preference given to that bidder in the state in which the bidder resides.