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Product Preference Program
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The Alaska Product Preference AS 36.30.332 and 3AAC 92.010

The Alaska Product Preference (APP), AS 36.30.332 is one of the State of Alaska preferences applied to in-state bids on State contracts, or proposals in response to a request for proposal. Under the State’s procurement code, the Alaska Product Preference can provide a local bidder or offeror with a cost preference between three and seven percent.

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List of Products
The list is published twice a year, on the first working day of April and October.

To be certified as Alaska Product Preference, a product must be made with materials and supplies that are:

  1. 25 percent or more and less than 50 percent produced and/or manufactured in state.  This is Class I, and receives 3% bid preference;
  1. 50 percent or more and less than 75 percent produced and/or manufactured in state.  This is Class II, and receives 5% bid preference;
  1. 75 percent or more produced and/or manufactured in state.  This is Class III, and receives 7% bid preference.

Please note that the certification in the State’s preference programs goes to the products and not to the manufacturer. 

How to Get Certified as Alaska Product Preference

Any Alaskan business that manufactures a product with at least 25% value added in Alaska, may submit a signed and notarized application for certification to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.  The department will determine whether the applicant's products meet the statutory requirements.  If the certification is granted, the department will send written notice of a two-year certification for the approved product. 

Per AS 36.30.338, the following definitions are used:

  1. "Alaska product" means a product of which not less than 25 percent of the value, as determined in accordance with regulations adopted under AS 36.30.332(a), has been added by manufacturing or production in the state;
  2. "produced or manufactured" means processing, developing, or making an item into a new item with a distinct character and use through the application within the state of materials, labor, skill, or other services;
  3. "product" means materials or supplies but does not include gravel and asphalt .
Authorization and Reauthorization Form (pdf)
Worksheet for Procurement Officers (pdf)

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Contacts

Alaska Product
Preference

Michael Hanzuk
Development Specialist II
Division of Economic Development
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1770, Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: (907) 269-8104 
Fax: (907) 269-8147
michael.hanzuk@alaska.gov

Alaska Bidder, Offeror, Agriculture, and
Recycled Preferences

Matt Pegues
Contracting Officer III
Department of Administration
Division of General Services
PO Box 110210
Juneau, AK 99811-0210
Phone (907) 465-5681
mathew.peques@alaska.gov

Alaska Employment Preferences
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Vocational Rehab
801 West 10th Street, Suite A
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1894
Phone (907) 465-6936 or
1-800-478-2815
FAX: 465-2856