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DJD – Local Purchasing

In awarding a contract, if all things are equal, including the price and quality of the supplies or services, the school district shall give preference:

  1. to a public or private nonprofit corporation geographically located in the State of South Dakota that provides services for persons with disabilities and is certified by the Department of Human Services, if the other equal low bid or proposal was submitted by a business that was not a qualified agency;
  2. to a resident business if the other equal low bid or proposal was submitted by a nonresident business;
  3. to a resident manufacturer if the other equal low bid or proposal was submitted by a resident business that is not a manufacturer;
  4. to a resident business whose principal place of business is located in the State of South Dakota, if the other equal low bid or proposal was submitted by a resident business whose principal place of business is not located in the State of South Dakota; or
  5. to a nonresident business providing or utilizing supplies or services found in South Dakota, if the other equal low bid or proposal was submitted by a nonresident business not providing or utilizing supplies or services found in South Dakota.

In computing price, the cost of transportation, if any, including delivery, shall be considered.

A resident bidder shall be allowed a preference on a contract against the bid of any bidder from any other state or foreign province that enforces or has a preference for resident bidders. The amount of the preference given to the resident bidder shall be equal to the preference in the other state or foreign province.