Resident Business/Contractor Preference Certification
New Mexico companies or contractors who wish to obtain a bidding advantage on state contracts are required to obtain a valid resident business certificate or resident contractor certificate issued by the State Taxation and Revenue Department starting January 1, 2012.
This preference doesn’t apply to contracts that use federal funding.
Under the new law, in-state companies and contractors will receive:
- Five percent of the total weight of all the factors used in evaluating the proposals; and
- The equivalent of five percent of total points if the state contract is awarded on a point-based system.
Residential and tax information must be certified by certified public accountant.
For details on how to qualify for certification, select the appropriate application linked below.
For questions concerning the application process for obtaining certification, please call 505-827-0951
Veterans’ Preference Certification
Beginning July 1, 2012, but not after June 30, 2022, New Mexico veteran-owned businesses who wish to obtain either a resident veteran business preference or a resident veteran contractor preference must first apply for and obtain certification from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD). As long as a business initially meets and continues to meet the necessary requirements, a certification issued by TRD is valid for three years from the date of issuance.
A business that has been certified by TRD may obtain a bidding preference when participating in a formal bid process or formal request for proposal process for the sale of goods or services to a New Mexico state or local public body.
For details on how to qualify for certification, please select the appropriate application linked below.
For questions concerning the application process for obtaining certification, please call (505) 827-0951.
New Mexico Resident and Veteran Preference Business/Contractor Certificate Validation
To verify the validity of a New Mexico Resident Business/Contractor or Veteran Business/Contractor Certificate, click the link below. You need the name of the vendor, exactly as it appears on the certificate, and the certificate number.
Preference Certificate Validation
Statutory Reference: See Chapter 13, Articles 1 and 4 NMSA 1978 in the New Mexico State Statutes.
Documents and Applications