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Conditions Under Which the City Can Give Local Preference on Bids

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Reviewed Date: February 22, 2010

Original Author: 
Hemsley, Sid
Date Created: 
May 5, 2004


Subjects:
Purchasing--Bids proposals and specifications

Conditions Under Which the City Can Give Local Preference on Bids

Summary: 
MTAS was asked whether it is lawful for the city to base the award of competitive bids on the preference for local contractors or providers of goods and services.

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