Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2023

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, December 16, 2022

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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 2023 have increased again this year.

In 2023, the rates increased 3% from 2022 rates. Most government entity projects, including municipal authorities, counties, boroughs, and townships, will require a public bid when the project totals more than $22,500 in 2023.

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Beginning on January 1, 2023, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:

  • Purchases and contracts below $12,200 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts between $12,200 and $22,500 require three written/telephonic quotations.
  • Purchases and contracts over $22,500 require formal bidding.

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

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