Forsyth County commissioners have voted to extended the county’s local business initiative through 2013. The program, which has been in place since April 2009, provides local businesses with a preference when bidding on certain county projects.
For solicitations less than $500,000, a qualified local business that submits a responsive and reasonable price receives a local preference credit of 5 percent. There are some exclusions under certain circumstances.
“The program’s goal is to provide more opportunities for local businesses to conduct business with the county government,” Procurement Director Donna Kukarola said.