Purchases Greater than $19,100
Exceptions to Competative Bidding
Exceptions include, but are not limited to
1. Contracts funded by federal funds or private donations regardless of the amount.
Bidding will not be solicited for commodities or services purchased from Commonwealth contracts, State System of Higher Education Contracts (PASSHE) through public agencies such as the Penssylvania Institute for the Blind and Handicapped (PIBH/Unique Source), or other commonwealth agencies.
2. Purchases from the Department of General Services’ master contracts by use of a purchase order.
3. Contracts where the contractor is the sole source of the requested service.