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Local Vendor Preference

The policy adopted by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners shall govern the procurement of goods, services, and food from local vendors located in Washtenaw County and the State of Michigan, effective July 1, 2015.

Think Local First 1The intent of the Board of Commissioners is to encourage the procurement of goods, services, and food from local vendors to help promote economic growth and regional job development.

The policy shall be applied to Washtenaw County operated programs as allowed, except those that are federally funded directly or indirectly.

LOCAL VENDOR PREFERENCE DEFINITIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

***** Federal funded programs, whether they are receiving the funds directly or as a State pass through are exempt as mandated by the Federal Register 2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II Part 200 section 200.319 Competition 7(b) effective December 26, 2014. *****

Washtenaw County Company – must meet all criteria listed below:

1)      Its headquarters is physically located within Washtenaw County, or it has been conducting business at a location with a permanent street address in the County on an ongoing basis for not less than one taxable year (12 consecutive months) prior to its bid or response to a Request for Proposal (RFP).

2)      It has made payment of property taxes on real or personal property within the past year on property which is ordinarily needed to perform the proposed contract. Or it has leased property for its Headquarters or business with in Washtenaw County for more than one year (12 consecutive months).

3)      It has been dealing for at least one year (12 consecutive months) on a regular commercial basis in the kind of goods or services which are the subject of the bid or proposal.

Michigan Company -  must meet all criteria listed below:

1)      Its headquarters is physically located within the State of Michigan, or it has been conducting business at a location with a permanent street address in the State of Michigan on an ongoing basis for not less than one taxable year prior to its bid or response to a Request for Proposal (RFP).

2)      It has made payment of property taxes on real or personal property within the past year on property which is ordinarily needed to perform the proposed contract. Or it has leased property for its Headquarters or business in the State of Michigan for more than one year (12 consecutive months).

3)      It has been dealing for at least one year (12 consecutive months) on a regular commercial basis in the kind of goods or services which are the subject of the bid or proposal.

All other Procurement Policies and Procedures remain in full effect.

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Washtenaw County Government.

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