Monthly Archives: November 2012

Public Bidding 101: The RFP

November 20th, 2012 (No Comments)

This post is another in my continuing series on the basic tenets of public bidding in Pennsylvania. The subject of today’s post is the Request for Proposal (RFP) and whether, and to what extent, the general rules of sealed, competitive bidding apply to RFPs. An RFP is a type of invitation to bid.  It is […]

DGS Announces 765 Small Business Self-Certifications

November 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

According to a recent announcement of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, 765 small businesses have self-certified to participate in Pennsylvania’s new Small Business Procurement Initiative program, all in less than three months after Governor Tom Corbett announced the new program. The DGS press release can be found here.  My earlier post on the new Pennsylvania initiative can […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Modifications to DBE Rule

November 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

On September 6, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which proposed various modifications to its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The U.S. DOT DBE program affects public contractors in Pennsylvania working on Federal-aid highway, Federal Transit Administration, or Federal Aviation Administration funded projects.  This would include, for example, PennDOT, […]