A. "Locally grown food" means food grown in Maryland.
B. State schools and facilities shall give a preference under this regulation to procuring locally grown food.
C. State schools and facilities shall include in procurement solicitations a price preference not exceeding 5 percent to bids or proposals for locally grown food. A procurement officer:
(1) Shall specify in any specific procurement solicitation a price preference not exceeding 5 percent; and
(2) May limit competition in any specific procurement solicitation to only locally grown foods.
D. A price preference under this regulation cannot be used in conjunction with any other preference established in this chapter.