Administrative Regulation 3311
When all considerations of a bid are equal, the award shall be handled as follows:
a. Single Item Bid. Equal bids shall be awarded by drawing except that preference shall be given to local firms. A local firm is defined as one established in the county with normal wholesale or retail outlets, a stock of merchandise (not necessarily related to bid), not less than one clerk, delivery system or a combination of the above factors.
b. Multiple Item Bid. Equal multiple bids shall be awarded to the firm submitting the aggregate of lowest prices on that bid, except that preference shall be given to local firms.
c. Equal aggregate bids between either all local or all out-of-town firms shall be awarded by:
1) award of the items to firms submitting the lowest bids, or
2) by a drawing, unless otherwise specified in bid