2013 Maryland Code
STATE FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT
§ 14-103 - Priority of preferences


MD State Fin & Pro Code § 14-103 (2013) What's This?

§14-103.

(a) The State or a State aided or controlled entity shall buy supplies and services from:

(1) Maryland Correctional Enterprises, as provided in Title 3, Subtitle 5 of the Correctional Services Article, if State Use Industries provides the supplies or services;

(2) Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, if:

(i) Blind Industries and Services of Maryland provides the supplies or services; and

(ii) Maryland Correctional Enterprises does not provide the supplies or services;

(3) the Employment Works Program established under § 14-108 of this subtitle, if:

(i) a community service provider provides the supplies or services;

(ii) neither Maryland Correctional Enterprises nor Blind Industries and Services of Maryland provides the supplies or services; and

(iii) the State or a State aided or controlled entity is not required by law to buy the supplies or services from any other unit of the State government; or

(4) individual with disability owned businesses if:

(i) an individual with disability owned business provides the supplies or services;

(ii) neither Maryland Correctional Enterprises, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, nor a community service provider provides the supplies or services; and

(iii) the State or a State aided or controlled entity is not required by law to buy the supplies or services from any other unit of the State government.

(b) The State or a State aided or controlled entity shall give preference to the entities listed under subsection (a) of this section in the order that the entities are listed.

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