Contracting Preferences cited in the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)
Correctional Enterprises of CT – Connecticut General Statute (CGS) § 18-88(g)
Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) – CGS §10-298b
Disabled Preference – CGS § 17b-656 establishes preference for the disabled that is currently administered by Connecticut Community Provider Association (CCPA)
CGS § 4a-51(b) shall give a preference to dairy products, poultry, eggs, fruit or vegetables grown or produced in Connecticut when such products are comparable in cost to other dairy products, poultry, eggs, fruit or vegetables grown or produced in another state.
CGS § 4a-59(c) provides for preferences of up to ten percent for:
- The purchase of goods with recycled materials other purchase of recyclable or remanufactured product,
- The purchase of motor vehicle powered by clean alternative fuel,
- To convert motor vehicle to be able to use alternative fuel or dual use of clean alternative fuel.
- All other things being equal a preference to Connecticut based contractors.
- Public Act 09-154 amended 4a-59 to include a micro-business preference. “Micro-business” means a business with gross revenues not exceeding three million dollars in the most recently completed fiscal year.
CGS § 4a-60g - Set-aside program for Connecticut small and minority owned business enterprises
CGS § 4a-82 – Janitorial work pilot program for persons with disability and persons with a disadvantage. When DAS designates a particular site as a pilot location then only qualified vendors can bid. In order to become qualified the company must meet certain requirements but most importantly agree to hire so many employees with a disability and economically disadvantaged individuals.
CGS § 4e-48 Reciprocal Preference