Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The threshold for 2017 have increased after staying stagnant from 2015-16 to keep pace with inflation.
In 2017, the rates increased 1.5% from 2015-16 rates. Most government entity projects, including municipal authorities, boroughs, towns, and public schools, will require a written bid when the project totals more than $19,700 in 2017.
Beginning on January 1, 2017, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:
- Purchases and contracts below $10,700 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.
- Purchases and contracts between $10,700 and $19,700 require three written/telephonic quotations.
- Purchases and contracts over $19,700 require formal bidding.
See the complete bulletin with all the government entities and legislation via the Pennsylvania Bulletin.