Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2017

Posted by Bryon Killian on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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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.

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