Bidding Thresholds

Bidding Thresholds Increase (Effective Jan. 1, 2020)
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry published the authority and municipal bidding thresholds for 2020. 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, 2019, is 1.7%. Beginning on January 1, 2020, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:

  • Purchases and contracts below $11,300 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.

  • Purchases and contracts between $11,300 and $21,000 require three written/telephonic quotations.

  • Purchases and contracts over $21,000 require formal bidding.

Click here to view the Pennsylvania Bulletin announcement (December 14, 2019 edition) and for the specifics of the CPI adjustment.