Bidder Preference Law

The Iowa Labor Commissioner enforces Iowa Code Section 73A.21 governing bidder preferences for public works contracts. The requirements impact the manner of contracting by governmental entities and establish recordkeeping requirements for certain contractors.

Bidder Preference Iowa Code and Administrative Rule

Iowa Code

Chapter 73A.21: Public Contracts and Bonds

Administrative Rules

Chapter 156: Bidder Preferences in Government Contracting

You may file a Bidder Preference Formal Complaint concerning a violation of Iowa's bidder preference law for public construction projects.

For more information about bidder preference complaints call 515-725-5616.

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Bidder Preference Complaint Form
Bidder Form
Open Records Requests