Monthly Archives: April 2014

Public Bidding Hall of Fame: Yohe v. Lower Burrell

April 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

This post is one in a continuing series intended to highlight significant Pennsylvania court decisions in the area of public bidding.  The decision highlighted here concerns the core purpose of public bidding requirements. In 1965, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Yohe v. Lower Burrell, 208 A.2d 847 (Pa. 1965).  In Yohe, the City of Lower Burrell […]

Who Can Be Excluded From Public Bidding?

April 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

When a public bid is issued, can a municipality refuse to accept or open bids from any bidder it chooses? The answer is, yes and no.  In some cases, a municipality may engage in a pre-qualification process and exclude certain bidders, provided that one is mandated or allowed by statute or ordinance.  On the other […]

DGS Issues 2014 List Of Exempt Steel Products

April 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services has issued its annual list of machinery and equipment steel products which are exempt under the Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act.  The list for 2014 can be found here.