In November 2011, Act No. 88 was signed into law, increasing the monetary thresholds for the bidding of flood control contracts by Pennsylvania municipalities.
Sealed competitive bidding is now required with appropriate advertisement for all contracts in excess of $18,500 (an increase from $10,000). Written or telephonic quotes from at least three bidders is now required for all contracts in excess of $10,000 (an increase from $4,000), but not more than $18,500. The Act provides for adjustments to these amounts due to inflation per the “Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers” (CPI-U).
The Act became effective January 1, 2012. The full Act can be found here.