Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Webinar: Local Preference - Pros and Cons

What are local preferences?  In recent years, many public agencies have adopted local bid preferences, providing a financial advantage to local businesses, and a disadvantage to businesses from outside the local area.  Defining the nature of the advantage and what businesses are considered local are among the challenges in implementing local bid preference laws. While these laws help the local economy from one perspective, they often end up resulting in higher prices for government agencies as they award projects to other than the low bidder.

Research local preferences:  Click here to read various blogs I've written on the subject of local preferences. 

Webinar:  Local Preference - Pros and Cons

When:  Thursday, March 14, 2013 (2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

Where:  Your office and computer

Sponsored by:  NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing)

Instructor:  Gregory K. Spearman, CPPO, FCCM

  • $59 - NIGP members
  • $180 - Non NIGP members 
Information and registration:  Click here.

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