01 ncac 05b .1522 RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE
(a) Each solicitation document used to obtain contracts for equipment, materials, supplies, and services that exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) in value shall include space for a bidder to give their principal place of business address if it is different than the address given in the execution section of the solicitation document. This shall not prevent the agency that issued the solicitation document from investigating this information and concluding that the principal place of business is different, according to their interpretation of G.S. 143-59(c).
(b) A reciprocal preference shall not be used when procurements are being made under G.S. 143-53(a)(5) and G.S. 143-57.
(c) For the purpose of this Section, a bidder and offeror, as well as bid and proposal, are interchangeable.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143-59;
Temporary Adoption Eff. January 14, 2002;
Eff. April 1, 2003.