The Alaska Product Preference (APP), AS 36.30.332 and 3AAC 92.010 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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A product is something that is made or created, especially something that is offered for sale, but does not include gravel and asphalt.
The State of Alaska is using a system of coding that was developed by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). The NIGP Commodity/Services Codes were developed to bring efficiency to automated purchasing, and the Code has since been adopted by more than 1,400 government users.
We are using the 5-Digit Class-Item Code.
The first 3 digits of the code is the Class Code. This is a high level group code. This level contains over 250 Commodity (Product) Classes.
The last 2 digits of the code is the Item Code. It is used to provide a more detailed description of the products.
The list is officially published twice a year, on the first working day of April and October. It is always available on this web site.
To be certified as Alaska Product Preference, a product must be made with materials and supplies that are:
Please note that the certification in the State's preference programs goes to the products and not to the manufacturer.
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:
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 Phone: (907) 269-8104 Fax: (907) 269-5666 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Pegues Contracting Officer III Department of Administration Division of General Services PO Box 110210 Juneau, AK 99811-0210 Phone (907) 465-5681 email@example.com
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 (800) 478-2815 Fax: (907) 465-2856
Toll Free Hotline 1-800-478-5626 within Alaska