The City of Lansing in partnership with the business community recognizes the need to facilitate economic development in our community. As part of the economic growth strategy, the City has incorporated Local Preference, and Supplier Diversity into the City Purchasing policies.
The Council's Local Preference Ordinance provides opportunities for Lansing Based Businesses to become part of the City's purchasing process.
Highlights of the Ordinance include:
- Purchases greater than $1000 must have one Lansing based business quote whenever available.
- Purchases greater than $15,000 will allow the Lansing based business within 5% of the low bid, all other things equal, a chance to match the low bid and receive the contract.
- Construction contracts greater than $500,000 are exempt from the Local Preference Ordinance.
In furtherance of 2008-02 Executive Order, potential vendors with the City are advised of the following: "The City of Lansing gives preference to Lansing-based job providers in the procurement of all goods and services."