Monday, November 7, 2011

Pennsylvania Increases Bid Limit Threshold

Pennsylvania recently approved legislation that will increase the bid limit for purchases made by townships from $10,000 to $18,500, effective January 1, 2012.

Efficiency in Purchasing:  The legislation is seen as an efficiency measure to make it easier for townships to solicit and obtain services for smaller dollar value contracts without as much administrative effort.

Summary of Requirements:  Here's a summary of its impact on dollar thresholds of purchases:
  • Less than $10,000:  Not subject to the state's advertising requirements
  • Between $10,000 and $18,500:  Telephone quotes required
  • Over $18,500: Advertising required
More Information:  Click here to read an article from the Norristown Patch.
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