ANNOUNCEMENT 01 May 2013

In May 2013, a local US government announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.

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Inception date: 01 May 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement preference margin

In an ordinance that took effect May 1, 2013, the city of San Antonio (state of Texas) establishes a local price preference in government procurement. It provides as follows:

  • Purchases of Personal Property/Contracts of $50, 000 or more. In purchasing any personal property that is not affixed to real property, if the City receives one or more Bids from a Bidder that is a City Business and whose Bid is within 3% of the lowest Bid price received by the City from a Bidder who is not a City Business, the City shall enter into a contract that requires an expenditure of $50,000 or more with the Bidder that is a City Business.
  • Purchases of Services/Services Contracts of $50,000 to under $500,000. In procuring Services, excluding construction services, if the City receives one or more Bids from a Bidder that is a City Business and whose Bid is within 3% of the lowest Bid price received by the City from a Bidder who is not a City Business, the City shall enter into a contract that requires an expenditure of $50,000 to under $500,000 with the Bidder that is a City Business.
  • Construction Services Contracts of $50,000 to under $100,000. In procuring construction services, if the City receives one or more Bids frorn a Bidder that is a City Business and whose Bid is within 3% of the lowest Bid price received by the City from a Bidder who is not a City Business, the City shall enter into a contract that requires an expenditure of$50,000 to under $100,000 with the Bidder that is a City Business. 
  • Purchases of Professional Services/In procuring services under the Professional Services Procurement Act, Texas Government Code §2254.004, the Managing Department may, when appropriate, award up to 20 points to a respondent based upon knowledge of, and experience regarding, local conditions as part of the qualifications determination. In procuring other professional services not governed by statute, the Managing Department may, when appropriate, award 10 points to a respondent that is a City Business Headquartered within the incorporated limits of the City, or 5 points to a respondent that is a City Business not Headquartered within the incorporated limits of the City.

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