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Bidding Limit for Township Purchases Increased January 1

Sunday February 24th, 2013

The minimum purchase amount at which townships are required to advertise for bids increased from $18,500 to $18,900 on January 1. In addition, the minimum purchase amount for telephone quotes increased from $10,000 to $10,200.

These changes are due to Act 84 of 2011. The law, a long-time priority for PSATS and its members, requires the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to adjust the bidding thresholds annually based on the Consumer Price Index for the 12-month period ending September 30.

The rate increases were officially advertised in the December 15, 2012, edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.