Bidding Thresholds for 2017


Bidding Thresholds Increase (Effective Jan. 1, 2017)

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry published the authority and municipal bidding thresholds for 2017. Under Act 90 of 2011, 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, 2016, is 1.5%. Beginning on January 1, 2017, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:

  • Purchases and contracts below $10,700 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.

  • Purchases and contracts between $10,700 and $19,700 require three written/telephonic quotations.

  • Purchases and contracts over $19,700 require formal bidding.

Click here to view the Pennsylvania Bulletin announcement and for the specifics of the CPI adjustment.