New Bidding Thresholds Up 2.3 Percent

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New Bidding Thresholds Up 2.3 Percent

Alert Date: February 11, 2019

By: Daniel T. Desmond
Related Practice Area: Real Estate
Related Industry: Municipal & Municipal Authority

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has published the authority and municipal 2019 bidding thresholds, with only modest adjustments.

The percentage change for the 12-month period that ended September 30 is 2.3 percent. On January 1, the new bidding thresholds for municipal authorities are:

  • Purchases and contracts below $11,100 require no formal bidding or written/telephone quotes.
  • Purchases and contracts between $11,100 and $20,600 require three written/telephone quotes, but no formal bidding.
  • Purchases and contracts over $20,600 require formal bidding.

The bidding thresholds provide for an annual inflation adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

Click here for the specifics of the adjustments.

If anyone has any questions on these new thresholds, please reach out to me