HB 243 Procurement Act, Public; preference for goods made in United States.
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Summary as introduced:
Public Procurement Act; preference for goods made in the United States. Provides that in determining the award of any contract for goods or nonprofessional services, a public body shall give preference to goods produced in the United States, or to goods or nonprofessional services provided by U.S.-based firms or corporations, so long as the bid price of such firm or corporation is not more than 20 percent greater than the bid price of the low responsive and responsible foreign-based firm or corporation. The bill provides that such contract may be awarded to a foreign-based firm or corporation in accordance if it is a sole source contract. The bill defines "foreign-based firm or corporation" as a firm or corporation based outside of the United States or any of its territories.

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01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/04 046671436  pdf | impact statement

01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/04 046671436
01/14/04  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/04  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 2
02/03/04  House: Continued to 2005 in General Laws (21-Y 1-N)
12/10/04  House: Left in General Laws