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Reciprocal Preference Information

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Vermont does not have a reciprocal preference law.  All other considerations being equal, preference will be given first to resident bidders of the state and/or to products raised or manufactured in the state (Administrative Bulletin No. 3.5), and then to bidders who have practices that promote clean energy and address climate change (Executive Order 05-16).

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) State Preference Repository provides a list of state bidding preferences, describing state requirements for each preference type (preference for in-state/local bidders, sustainable or locally-produced/manufactured commodities, small or diverse/disadvantaged businesses).  Information is updated annually at a minimum, and can be accessed at: .
For further information about the Vermont’s Office of Purchasing and Contracting

Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS)
Office of Purchasing and Contracting (OPC)
133 State Street, 5th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05633-8000