Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2021

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, January 11, 2021

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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 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.

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.

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