Bids

Bids are solicited for goods or supplies costing $20,100* or more.

If a school or office requires goods or supplies valued at $20,100* or more and the District doesn’t currently have a contract for those items, the Office of Procurement Services advertises the opportunity, collects bids from the vendor community, and recommends a vendor for award via an SRC resolution. Once the SRC approves the award, the school or office can proceed to purchase.

If you think your purchase should go through the bidding process, please call our office or email purchasing@philasd.org.

*A bidding threshold is mandated by Pennsylvania Public School Code (24 P.S. § 8-807.1) and updated annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. The threshold for calendar year 2018 (January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018) is $20,100.