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Reciprocal Preference Law
Ohio (OH)
 
Reciprocal Law   
Conditions
Domestic products First, consider domestic products as defined under federal Buy America laws/rules.  See: ORC 125.09 (C) (7); 125.11 (B); OAC 123:5-1-06. 
Supplies, Services, IT The preference only applies to purchases of supplies, services and information technology that use the Invitation to Bid and Reverse Auction processes.  Not mandatory for RFPs.  See: ORC 125.11 (A); 125.09(A), OAC 123:5-1-06 (D).
5%:  Qualifications
To qualify for the 5% preference, bidder must be an "Ohio" bidder; 1) offering product produced, raised, grown or manufactured in Ohio or 2) has significant Ohio economic presence - pays taxes, registered with Ohio Secretary of State and has 10 or more or 75% of workforce located in Ohio. See: OAC 123:5-1-06 (3) (d).
Construction &
Printed Goods
Reciprocal preferences are given to construction and printed goods to all recognized Bordering States with the exception of State of Michigan for printing.  See: OAC 123:5-1-06.
Mined Products Mined products must be mined in Ohio or in qualifying border states.  See: OAC 125.09(C) (1); 125.11
Border States Border state bidders are treated on the same level as Ohio bidders provided the border state does not apply a preference toward Ohio bidders.  Currently Indiana (except mined products), Pennsylvania,  Kentucky, Michigan and New York are recognized as border states.    See: ORC 125.09(C) (4).