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Reciprocal Preference Law
New Jersey (NJ)
 
Preference
Conditions

Resident Bidder

​N.J.S.A § 52:32-1.4 and N.J.A.C. 17:12-2.13

The Director shall apply on a reciprocal basis against an out-of-state bidder, any in-state preference which is applied in favor of that bidder by the state or locality in which the bidder maintains its principal place of business.

Definitions

N.J.A.C. § 17:12-2.13

1) "In-State-Preference" means a procedure established by statute, rule, regulation or practice whereby a state or local government procurement agency gives a bidder an advantage in the evaluation of bids based on whether the bidder maintains its principal place of business within the borders of the state.
 
2) "Out-Of-State Bidder" means a bidder which does not have a regular place of business in New Jersey.
 
3) "Principal Place of Business" means a bidder's office, factory, warehouse or other space which is recognized by a state or local government as the basis for applying an in-State preference in favor of the bidder.
 
4) "Regular Place of Business" means a bona fide office, factory, warehouse or other space which is regularly maintained by the bidder, occupied by one or more of the bidder's employees and is used in carrying on the bidder's business.