ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Mar 2010In March 2010, a local US government announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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The Cleveland City Council approved an ordinance in March, 2010 that gives a 2 percent bid discount to companies that are located within the five-county region of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Medina and Lorain counties.
It also gives a 2 percent discount to companies that have been certified for their use of sustainable business practices, such as conserving energy and reducing waste.
Companies are eligible for a 2 percent discount on food contracts if the company is producing food within a 15-county area or buys at least 20 percent of its food from regional producers.