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Reciprocal Preference Information
West Virginia (WV)
 
Preference        
Conditions

A successful bid shall be determined and accepted as follows:

 
Resident
2 1/2 %
 
 
A)  From an individual resident vendor who has resided in West Virginia continuously for the 4 years immediately preceding the date the bid was submitted or
B)  From a partnership, association, corporation resident vendor, or from a corporation nonresident vendor which has an affiliate or subsidiary which employs a minimum 100 state residents and which has maintained its headquarters or principal place of business within West Virginia continuously for 4 years immediately preceding the date on which the bid was submitted.
C) From a resident vendor who employs at least 75% of the vendor's employees are residents of West Virginia who have resided in the state continuously of the two immediately preceding years.  
 
See: West Virginia code, § 5A-3-37 (a) (1) or § 5A-3-37 (a) (2) for more information.  
 

Non-Resident

 
D) From a nonresident vendor, which employs a minimum of one hundred (100)  state residents or a nonresident vendor which has an affiliate or subsidiary which maintains its headquarters or principal place of business within West Virginia and which employs a minimum of 100state residents, if, for purposes of producing or distributing the commodities or completing the project which is the subject of the vendor's bid and continuously over the entire term of the project, on average at least 75% of the vendor's employees or the vendor's affiliate's or subsidiary's employees are residents of West Virginia who have resided in the state continuously for the 2immediately preceding years and the vendor's bid does not exceed the lowest qualified bid from a nonresident vendor by more than 2 1/2% of the latter bid. 
 
See § 5A-3-37 (a) (3)  
 
 
Veterans
3 1/2%
 
 
F) From an individual resident vendor who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the Reserves or the National Guard and has resided in West Virginia continuously for the 4 years immediately preceding the date on which the bid is submitted.
 
See § 5A-3-37 (a) (6)  
 
 
Small,
Women-Owned, Minority-Owned Businesses 
 
 
If any nonresident vendor that is bidding on the purchase of commodities or printing by the director or by a state department is also certified as a Small, Women-owned, or minority-owned business in West Virginia, the nonresident vendor shall be provided the same preference made available to any resident vendor.
 
See § 5A-3-37 (a) (7)
 
See § 5A-3-59 for qualifications for Small, Women-owned or Minority-owned businesses.