10% Local Business Preference
Adopted by City Council, a bid from a Long Beach vendor for furnishing materials, equipment, supplies and non-professional services shall be reduced by 10%. In no case shall the maximum preference under this section exceed $10,000 for any bid.
Bidder must have a current, valid business license from the City of Long Beach showing a place of business within the City limits and must have a current, valid seller's permit (also known as a sales tax permit) showing a place of business within the City limits.
This preference does not apply to bids for purchases made by the Director of Library Services pursuant to section 1801 of the City Charter or to purchases made pursuant to Section 1807 of the City Charter. This preference shall not apply to bids for purchases funded by any tidelands fund, by any grant funds, and by any funds received from the State of California.
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