EO50 Business Preference
As part of her effort to set government straight and grow jobs, Gov. Perdue created the NC Business Preference as a price-matching option for North Carolina businesses bidding on state contracts. The NC Business Preference contracting advantage created by Gov. Perdue, has kept to 43,659,072.46 million in contracts with NC vendors since March 2010.
Under the program, which is implemented by the N.C. Division of Purchase and Contract, if a North Carolina-based business is not the low bidder on a state contract, but submits a bid within 5 percent or $10,000 of the lowest bid, whichever is less, the North Carolina business will receive the opportunity to match the out-of-state bidder’s price and secure the contract.
Gov. Perdue reminds North Carolina businesses bidding on contracts to follow the procedures for Executive Order No. 50 and to check the box titled "Resident Bidder requests the price-matching preference."
"I strongly encourage North Carolina businesses to take advantage of this opportunity. For just 5 percent of the bid, you may be able to beat an out-of-state company," said Gov. Perdue. "That’s good news for you, for your employees, and for the state – where we want to keep North Carolinians in good jobs today and in the future."
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