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County council debates local preference change
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A proposed change to the local preference section of the county’s procurement code led to a bit of debate among members of Kershaw County Council during its April 26 meeting. The procurement code serves as the county’s guide for obtaining goods and services, either through direct purchase, competitive sealed bidding or requests for proposals or qualifications. The amendment -- which passed 4-3 on second reading -- would, if included on third and final reading of an ordinance amending the existing procurement code, allow local vendors to whose bids are no more than 4 percent higher than an out-of-county bidder for purchases under $100,000 and 3 percent for purchases above $100,000 to have the opportunity to be awarded the contract by matching the other company’s bid.