STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-2349. Preference for Idaho suppliers and recycled paper products for purchases. (1) To the extent permitted by federal laws and regulations, whenever the state of Idaho, or any department, division, bureau or agency thereof, or any city, county, school district, irrigation district, drainage district, sewer district, highway district, good road district, fire district, flood district, or other public body, shall let for bid any contract for purchase of any materials, supplies, services or equipment, the bidder domiciled outside the boundaries of Idaho shall be required, in order to be successful, to submit a bid the same percent less than the lowest bid submitted by a responsible bidder domiciled in Idaho as would be required for such an Idaho domiciled bidder to succeed over the bidder domiciled outside Idaho on a like contract being let in his domiciliary state.
For the purposes of this section, any bidder domiciled outside the boundaries of the state of Idaho may be considered as an Idaho domiciled bidder, provided that there exists for a period of one (1) year preceding the date of the bid a significant Idaho economic presence as defined herein. A significant economic presence shall consist of the following:
(a) That the bidder maintain in Idaho fully staffed offices, or fully staffed sales offices or divisions, or fully staffed sales outlets, or manufacturing facilities, or warehouses or other necessary related property; and
(b) If a corporation be registered and licensed to do business in the state of Idaho with the office of the secretary of state.
(2) In the evaluation of paper product bids, those items that meet recycled content standards may be given not more than a five percent (5%) purchasing preference. As such, those qualifying paper products may be considered to cost five percent (5%) less when choosing the lowest responsible bidder.
[67-2349, added 1985, ch. 145, sec. 1, p. 389; am. 1987, ch. 350, sec. 1, p. 779; am. 1998, ch. 148, sec. 1, p. 518; am. 2000, ch. 316, sec. 3, p. 1067.]