As used in this article, the following definitions apply:
A. “Local bidder” for procurement of goods and services means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, corporation, other unincorporated association, or private legal entity which has a valid American Samoa business license and, if required, a foreign corporation permit to transact business in American Samoa, has its principal place of business in American Samoa, and has owned, operated, or maintained an office, store, warehouse, or other facility in American Samoa for at least six months, has, or has the ability to obtain, necessary technical support services, as may be required, for timely installations, maintenance, warranty, and repair of goods to be furnished in the bid.
B. “Local bidder” for procurement of construction means a sole proprietorship which is wholly owned by an American Samoan or a permanent resident as defined in 41.0502 ASCA, or a partnership, joint venture, or other unincorporated association which is wholly owned by those persons and has submitted a bid in majority owned by those persons and has submitted a bid in response to an invitation for bids for construction.
C. “Off-island bidder” means a person submitting a bid in response to an invitation for bids who does not qualify as a “local bidder” as defined in (a) and (b) above.History: Rule 8, eff. March 3, 1999.