New Mexico Resident Preferences


As of October 5, 2011 applications for Resident New Mexico in-state bidders will no longer be processed through the State Purchasing Division. All resident business and contractors will have to obtain a new preference number with the New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue as of January 1, 2012.

It will be the sole responsibility of the Bidders requesting consideration for the New Mexico Resident Bidders Preference to obtain approval and a certification from the New Mexico Department of Taxation & Revenue prior to the bid opening date. You must furnish a copy of the Resident Bidders Certificate with your bid in order to be considered for the in-state preference.

As of July 1, 2012 a New Mexico Resident Veteran’s Business preference number may be obtained from the New Mexico Department Taxation and Revenue Department. In order to be considered for the New Mexico Veteran’s Contractor preference a copy of the Certificate must be included with your bid as per Sections 13-1-22 (A) NMSA 1978.

For additional information please call (505) 827-0951, or to download applications log on at , select “Forms and Publications” and click on “Recently updated”.