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Reciprocal Preference Law
New Mexico (NM)
Preference (%)
A business must be pre-certified as "resident firm" before being given a preference. The preference applies to state, county and political subdivisions for commodities, services, and construction. A bidder must claim manufacturer preference on bid document. The bidder who offers materials grown, produced, processed or manufactured wholly in New Mexico gets a 5% preference when bidding against any business offering goods not made in New Mexico.
All governmental units have a duty to award public works construction contracts to resident contractors whenever practicable, with resident contractors who are pre-certified by the State Purchasing Agent receiving a 5% preference. In accordance with a 1997 law, "resident business" means a New Mexico resident business or a New York state business enterprise." Also, "a New York state business enterprise shall be deemed to be a resident manufacturer solely for the purpose of evaluating the New York state business enterprise's bid against the bid of a resident manufacturer that is not a New York state business enterprise." Total of above preferences does not exceed five percent (5%).