Effective January 1, 2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry published the authority and municipal bidding thresholds for 2018. 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 20, 2017, is 2.2%. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the bidding thresholds for municipal authorities will be as follows:
- Purchases and contracts below $10,900 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations.
- Purchases and contracts between $10,900 and $20,100 require three written/telephonic quotations.
- Purchases and contracts over $20,100 require formal bidding.
Bid & Quote Documents
A bid bond of 10 percent is required for each proposal: a certified check or bid bond is required to be made payable to the municipality as a proposal guarantee which, it is understood, will be forfeited in case the contractor fails to comply with the requirements of the proposal.