City of Indianapolis Reacts to New Price Preference Law

By: Daniel M. Drewry

As discussed in a previous DSV Blog Entry, the Indiana’s new Price Preference Law goes into effect today, July 1, 2011.  The City of Indianapolis just released its Local Indiana Preference Claim Guide to assist bidders in understanding the price preference and how the City seeks to implement it.  The City also released the application form for claiming and qualifying for the local price preference.  The Local Preference Claim Guide and Application were not the only modifications made to the City’s bidding procedures and policies necessitated by the recent legislative changes.  The City also released new E-verification documents, which can be found, together with the local preference documents on the City of Indianapolis’ website under Bidding Opportunities.  We will continue to follow this issue as local governments seek to implement the local preference into their procurement policies.