2018 Bidding Thresholds

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has recently announced that the bidding threshold limits for public procurement units will increase by 2.2%, effective January 1, 2018. The annual threshold adjustments are based on the inflation adjustment announced each year by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

The link below will redirect you to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry website for the most up to date bulletin.


The percentage change for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017, is 2.2%. Therefore, the current bidding thresholds are as follows:

  1. Purchases and contracts below $10,900 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.
  2. Purchases and contracts between $10,900 and $20,100 require three written/telephonic quotations.
  3. Purchases and contracts over $20,100 require formal bidding.