ANNOUNCEMENT 22 May 2015In May 2015, a US state government announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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On May 22, 2015 the governor of Florida signed into law a bill (SB778) that will restrict the practice by which municipal and other governments establish local preferences in public procurement. More precisely, the bill provides as follows:
For a competitive solicitation for construction services in which 50 percent or more of the cost will be paid from state-appropriated funds which have been appropriated at the time of the competitive solicitation, a state college, county, municipality, school district, or other political subdivision of the state may not use a local ordinance or regulation that provides a preference based upon:
(a) The contractor's maintaining an office or place of business within a particular local jurisdiction;
(b) The contractor's hiring employees or subcontractors from within a particular local jurisdiction; or
(c) The contractor's prior payment of local taxes, assessments, or duties within a particular local jurisdiction.