Bidding Thresholds for 2016

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry published the authority and municipal bidding thresholds for 2016 under Act 90 of 2011. Under Act 90, the bidding thresholds provide for an annual inflation adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

The percentage change for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015, is 0.0%.  Beginning on January 1, 2016, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be the same as in 2015 as follows:

  • Purchases and contracts below $10,500 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.

  • Purchases and contracts between $10,500 and $19,400 require three written/telephonic quotations.

  • Purchases and contracts over $19,400 require formal bidding.

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