Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2020

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, December 20, 2019

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Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The thresholds for 2020 have increased again this year.

In 2020, the rates increased 1.7% from 2019 rates. Most government entity projects, including municipal authorities, counties, boroughs, and townships, will require a public bid when the project totals more than $21,000 in 2020.

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Beginning on January 1, 2020, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:

  • Purchases and contracts below $11,300 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts between $11,300 and $21,000 require three written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts over $21,000 require formal bidding.

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