Bidding Thresholds Increase (Effective Jan. 1, 2021)
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry published the authority and municipal bidding thresholds for 2021. 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, 2020, is 1.4%. Beginning January 1, 2021, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be 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.
INVITATION FOR BIDS
FOR BLACKTOP (IN PLACE & PICKED UP), STONE (PICKED UP & DELIVERED), ROAD OIL (PICKED UP & DELIVERED)
PENN TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Sealed Bids for the above materials will be received until 1:00 PM EST, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the Penn Township Municipal Building, 97 N. Penryn Road Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545. Bids will be accepted for: Blacktop (In place & Picked Up), Stone (Picked up & Delivered), and Road Oil (Picked up & Delivered). Bids are anticipated to be awarded at the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST.
The In Place Blacktop price shall include the appropriate prevailing wage rate in accordance with the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act. A wage rate determination has been made and is included with the bid packet. Additionally, bidders for the Blacktop In Place contract acknowledge that this bid is for a public works contract and bidders are therefore subject to the provisions, duties, obligations and penalties of the Public Works Employment Verification Act, 43 P.S. 167.1-167.11, which is incorporated herein by reference. As such, the lowest responsible bidder must comply with the Public Works Employment Verification Act by submitting a Commonwealth Public Works Employment Verification Form (“Form”) to the public body prior to the unconditional award of the contract. The Form and relevant information can be found on the Department of General Services’ web site at www.dgs.state.pa.us. A copy of the Form is included with the bid packet.
Bid forms and specifications are on file at the Penn Township Municipal Office, 97 N. Penryn Road Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545. Additionally, the materials can be obtained via the internet at www.penntwplanco.org, under the bids section.
Penn Township reserves the right to reject any and all proposals as authorized by law and to award the contract to a party(ies) other than the lowest bidder(s) at its discretion, if the best interests of the township are hereby served.
Board of Supervisors