Exploring Costs of Local Preferencing

By Adam Williams and Darrin Wilson.

Published by The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability: Annual Review

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Through the examination of bids submitted to local Portland procurement agencies, a discussion on the use of local preferencing as a local economic development tool is undertaken. Exploration of the price costs and benefits are described and connections to policy initiatives that seek out intentional preference to local suppliers are discussed. A specific look into Portland and Oregon policies are viewed to determine the practical setup for local preferencing. Next, Portland agency's bids are examined to determine whether price and experience are sacrificed for the purpose of a longer term goal - local economic sustainability and development.

Keywords: Local Preferencing, Local Economic Sustainability, Procurement

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review, Volume 11, 2015, pp.23-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 20, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 622.866KB)).

Dr. Adam Williams

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA

Dr. Darrin Wilson

Assistant Professor, Government Department, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, USA