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)
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-3001


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