Yes. This bill will create a preference of 5 percent for a bid or proposal for a state purchasing contract which is submitted by a Nevada-based business. To qualify for this preference, section 3 requires such a business to certify that: (1) at least 50 percent of all workers employed for the state purchasing contract will hold a valid Nevada driver’s license or identification card; (2) all vehicles used primarily for the state purchasing contract will be either registered in this State or partially apportioned to this State.
No. Only if they can’t find a 100% NV contractor. If they do, that one gets a 10% preference, whatever that means.
I’m going to have to make a list of this kind of bill. Stuff like this belongs in the NAC, not the NRS. I would think that Department heads would have a general discretion to (1) save $$$ if they can without having to be told if and how, and (2) give preference to NV businesses. One law to cover it all.
You will never find a business with 100% resident employees, especially in construction. The 5% preference means the Nevada business will be considered to have bid 5% below their actual bid. So if the out of state company bids $100 and the resident company bids $101 the resident company wins by being 4% less than the out of state company. Low bidder wins.
Oh darn, you took me seriously.