2021 BIDDING THRESHOLDS
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has recently announced that the bidding threshold limits for public procurement units will increase by 1.4%, effective January 1, 2021. The annual threshold adjustments are based on the inflation adjustment announced each year by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.
The percentage change for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2020, is 1.4%. Therefore, the current bidding thresholds are 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.