Town of Rocky Hill, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Rocky Hill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 246-09]

§ 52-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LOCAL- AND STATE-BASED BUSINESSES
Businesses with a principal place of business located within the Town of Rocky Hill or the State of Connecticut that meet all of the requirements of the specific bid for such contractor. A business shall not be considered a local- or state-based business unless satisfactory evidence has been produced to the Town Manager whereby the business establishes that it owns real property which has its principal place of business and pays taxes on real and personal property to the Town of Rocky Hill or another municipality within the State of Connecticut. Such evidence may include proof of ownership of real estate by copy of deed and copies of paid taxes bills for real and personal property. The personal property shall be used for the business in the performance of the bid.
PROJECT
All projects put out for bid by the Town of Rocky Hill which are $10,000 or more.

§ 52-2 Determination of lowest qualified bidder.

The lowest qualified bidder shall be determined in the following manner:
A. 
Any local-based bidder which has submitted a bid of no more than 5% higher than the low bid, when such bid is between $10,000 and $500,000, provided such local-based bidder agrees to accept the award of the bid in the amount of the low bid. If more than one local-based bidder has submitted a bid of no more than 5% higher than the low bid and has agreed to accept the award at the amount of the low bid, the lowest responsible bidder shall be that one of such responsible local-based bidders which has submitted the lowest bid. If no local-based bidder has submitted such a bid, then the same condition and procedures shall apply to state-based bidders.
B. 
Any local-based bidder which has submitted a bid of no more than 3.5% higher than the low bid, when such bid is between $500,000 and $1,000,000, provided such local-based bidder agrees to accept the award of the bid in the amount of the low bid. If more than one local-based bidder has submitted a bid of no more than 3.5% higher than the low bid and has agreed to accept the award at the amount of the low bid, the lowest responsible bidder shall be that one of such responsible local-based bidders which has submitted the lowest bid. If no local-based bidder has submitted such a bid, then the same condition and procedures shall apply to state-based bidders.
C. 
Any local-based bidder which has submitted a bid of no more than 2% higher than the low bid, when such bid is over $1,000,000, provided such local-based bidder agrees to accept the award of the bid in the amount of the low bid. If more than one local-based bidder has submitted a bid of no more than 2% higher than the low bid and has agreed to accept the award at the amount of the low bid, the lowest responsible bidder shall be that one of such responsible local-based bidders which has submitted the lowest bid. If no local-based bidder has submitted such a bid, then the same condition and procedures shall apply to state-based bidders.

§ 52-3 Exceptions.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to any projects which prohibit preferential bidding procedures, which may include but may not be limited to state and federally funded projects.