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(a) The award of all contracts required to be competitively bid under the provisions of the general laws of Ohio, the Charter or the Codified Ordinances, excluding contracts financed in whole or in part by contributions or loans from any agency of the State of Ohio or United States Government, shall be conducted in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) In determining the bid to be selected, a local bidder shall receive a credit equal to 2.0 percent of the lowest bid submitted by a non-local bidder. This credit shall not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
(2) The City shall indicate in all its invitations to bid and specifications for all contracts required to be competitively bid, excluding contracts financed in whole or in part by contributions or loans from any agency of the State of Ohio or United States Government, that it shall apply a local bid preference as outlined in this section in the evaluation and award of bids received.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term "local bidder" means an individual or business entity:
(1) Whose principal place of business is located within the corporation limits of the City of Norton as registered in official documents filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Ohio; or
(2) The business entity has retail, wholesale or manufacturing facilities within the corporation limits of the City, the business entity makes capital investment in the City, and the business entity pays City income taxes.
(Ord. 53-2010. Passed 6-28-10.)