ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Dec 2012

In December 2012, a local US government announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.

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  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Dec 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement preference margin

In November, 2012, the city of El Paso (state of Texas) adopted a local preference ordinance that follows a state statute enacted the previous year (see related measure). To qualify, a vendor must have an office in the city limits of El Paso and have at least three full-time employees. Prior to this ordinance, preference was given only to local businesses in breaking tie bids with nonresident vendors.

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