Following up from last week’s discussion about preference laws…
ND does have a preference law for printing: printing must be awarded to a resident North Dakota bidder.
A non-resident bidder may be awarded a printing contract in some cases, such as if it is not practical to award to a resident ND bidder.
It is practical to get quotes from an out of state printer if… no resident bidder will or can provide the printing at a reasonable price, no resident ND bidder is able to meet the required delivery schedule, or there is a lack of resident ND bidders providing specialized printing services.
“Resident Bidder” means a bidder with a bona fide place of business in North Dakota for one year.
For more information about doing business with the State of North Dakota, please contact SPO.
State Procurement Office
600 E. Boulevard Avenue Dept. 012
Bismarck, ND 58505-0310