§60-3A-10a. Preference for resident bidders.
In determining the highest bidder for purposes of section ten
of this article, the board shall afford a five percent preference
for West Virginia resident bidders, which shall be computed by
adding five percent of the bid price to the bid price submitted by
each resident bidder. For purposes of this section a bidder shall
be considered to be a West Virginia resident if the bidder: (1)
Has resided in this state for at least four years immediately prior
to the date on which the bid is opened; or, if the bidder is an
applicant other than an individual, has had its headquarters or
principal place of business in this state for at least four years
immediately prior to that date; and (2) meets the requirements set
forth in section forty-four, article three, chapter five-a of this
code relating to a residency of vendors, except for the requirement
of having paid business and occupation taxes.