16B.102 Resident preference in public contracts.
Subdivision 1. Other states with resident preference. When a public contract for construction or repairs and all purchases of and all contracts for supplies, materials, and the purchase and rental of equipment is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident bidder from a state which gives or requires a preference to bidders from that state. The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state of the nonresident bidder. If a state agency does not give the preference to the resident bidder, the finance department shall unallot from that agency's budget an amount equal to the specific bid.
Subd. 2. Definition. Resident bidder as used in this section means a person, firm or corporation authorized to engage in business in the state of Minnesota and having a bona fide establishment for the doing of business within the state of Minnesota on the date when any bid for a public contract is first advertised or announced, and includes a foreign corporation duly authorized to engage in business in Minnesota and having a bona fide establishment for the doing of business within the state.
Subd. 3. Federally funded projects exempt. The provisions of subdivisions 1 and 2 shall not apply to any contract for any project upon which federal funds are available for expenditure.
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