Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2021

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, January 11, 2021

PA Department of Labor and Industry Bulletin Graphic

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The thresholds for 2021 have increased again this year. 

In 2021, the rates increased 1.4% from 2020 rates. Most government entity projects, including municipal authorities, counties, boroughs, and townships, will require a public bid when the project totals more than $21,300 in 2021.

Looking for this year's amounts?

click here

Beginning on January 1, 2021, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:

  • Purchases and contracts below $11,500 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts between $11,500 and $21,300 require three written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts over $21,300 require formal bidding.

See the complete bulletin with all the government entities and legislation via the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Authored by:
Bryon Killian, PE Photo

Bryon Killian, PE


contact request a free evaluation join eNews

Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management  |  Regulations

Add a Comment