Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2018

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, January 19, 2018

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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 2018 have increased after staying stagnant from 2015-16 to keep pace with inflation.

In 2018, the rates increased 2.2% from 2017 rates. Most government entity projects, including municipal authorities, boroughs, towns, and public schools, will require a written bid when the project totals more than $20,100 in 2018.

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Beginning on January 1, 2018, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:

  • Purchases and contracts below $10,900 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts between $10,900 and $20,100 require three written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts over $20,100 require formal bidding.

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