2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 16 - City, County, State and Local Powers
Chapter 6 - Public Property
Article 1 - Public Works and Contracts
Section 16-6-102 - Resident Contractors; Preference Limitation With Reference to Lowest Bid or Qualified Response; Decertification; Denial of Application for Residency.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 16-6-102 (2019)

16-6-102. Resident contractors; preference limitation with reference to lowest bid or qualified response; decertification; denial of application for residency.

(a) If a contract is let by the state, any department thereof, or any county, city, town, school district, community college district or other public corporation of the state for the construction, major maintenance or renovation of any public building, or other public structure, or for making any addition thereto, or for any public work or improvements, the contract shall be let, if advertisement for bids or request for proposal is not required, to a resident of the state. If advertisement for bids is required, the contract shall be let to the responsible certified resident making the lowest bid if the certified resident's bid is not more than five percent (5%) higher than that of the lowest responsible nonresident bidder.

(b) If any person who is certified as a resident contractor for any reason loses that certification, that person may not be recertified as a resident for a period of one (1) year from the date of decertification.

(c) If any person who applies for certification as a resident contractor is denied certification because of not meeting the residency requirements, that person may not reapply for certification for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days from the date certification is denied. No person shall be denied certification because of inadvertent omission of information, as determined by the department of workforce services, on an application for resident certification.

(d) Repealed By Laws 1999, Ch. 152, § 2; 2007, Ch. 163, § 2.

(e) The department shall make investigations as necessary to determine whether any person is eligible to receive or continue to hold a certificate of residency. The department may require or permit any person to file a statement in writing at any time, under oath or otherwise as to all the facts and circumstances concerning the matter to be investigated. For the purpose of any investigation under this section, the director of the department or any person designated by him may administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses, and compel their attendance, take evidence and require the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records, which the director or designated person deems relevant or material to the inquiry. In case of refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person, any Wyoming district court, upon application by the director, may issue to the person an order requiring him to appear before the director or the officer designated by him, to produce documentary evidence if so ordered, or to give evidence touching the matter under investigation or in question. Failure to obey the order of the court may be punished by the court as contempt of court. The burden of proof regarding the status of the residency is on the person whose residency is in question.

(f) If, after investigation, the department believes that a certificate of residency should be denied or revoked, it shall provide notice to the applicant or certificate holder of its intent to deny or revoke the certificate and of the applicant or certificate holder's opportunity for a hearing if requested. Any hearing conducted under this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act.

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